What happens after foundation programmes?
Pathways in different specialties after the Foundation Programme*
Obstetrics and Gynaecology – Proposals are being considered for competitive entry from Foundation into a three part specialty training programme. Part one would use a comprehensive competency-based curriculum allowing all trainees to become equipped with the defined skills of a resident obstetrician. After undergoing a rigorous assessment, those unsuccessful in securing a place in the second part of the training would have the opportunity of leaving the specialty with a range of attributes transferable to another discipline. Successful entry into stage three would allow for the development of special skills, sub-specialty expertise or progress into an academic career.
Anaesthetics – Work is currently being carried out to deliver a new competency assessment programme in the specialty, designed to ensure seamless seven-year progression. The training and exam syllabus has already been replaced with a manual-based system for specific grades, but work remains to