postgraduate medical education


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postgraduate medical education

A generic term for formalised training and education of junior doctors after graduation from medical school in the UK.

Pre-Modernising Medical Careers (pre-2007)
First-year trainees were called preregistration house officers (PRHOs) and senior house officers (SHOs), and were essentially equivalent to what is now termed Foundation Years 1 and 2 (FY1, FY2). The education continued as either GP vocational training or Specialist Registrar (SpR) training.

Modernising Medical Careers (post-2007)
GP training requires three years of a 3-year “run-through” GP Specialty Training Program (GPSTP) with 18 months as a Specialty Registrar, during which time the trainee completes a mixture of jobs in hospital specialties, such as obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, geriatric medicine, A&E (accident and emergency) or psychiatry, and 18 months as a GP Specialty Registrar in General Practice before becoming GPs. Juniors who are specialising generally take a core training of 2–3 years (CT1, CT2, CT3), after which time they compete for a post in higher specialty training by obtaining a national training number (NTN) and continue as ST4, ST5, etc., and eventually become hospital consultants.
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Al-Ghussein, organizing committee chairperson, added that the scientific program will focus on addressing the current and future trends and challenges in postgraduate medical education with a touch of leadership development.
Whereas undergraduate education taught me "what to think", postgraduate medical education taught me "how to think", thus equipping me for discoveries, debate, probing new diseases, criticising accepted wisdom, and publishing such things--some in New African.
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He is now the Director of Postgraduate Medical Education at the University of Oxford.
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In County Durham one is to be held today at the Derwent Suite, Lamplight Arts Centre, Stanley; on Tuesday in the Common Room, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre, Bishop Auckland General, and on November 1 at the Education Centre, University Hospital of North Durham.
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