specialist registration


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specialist registration

A type of General Medical Council (GMC) registration which is required for a medically qualified doctor to take up a substantive or honorary consultant (specialist) post in the NHS (UK).
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The implementation of the mandatory completion of the research component as a prerequisite for specialist registration raises questions about the adequacy of the current training period to meet the rigorous training requirements, as well as the respective roles and responsibilities of the four key stakeholders who serve as gatekeepers.
The requirement was implemented in response to the decision of the HPCSA's Subcommittee for Postgraduate Education and Training--communicated in November 2010--whereby completed research would become a requirement for specialist registration for all registrars commencing training in 2011, i.
However, given the need for research competence, a university output became a College requirement for entry to examination and an HPCSA requirement for specialist registration.
This excellent solution to the pre-existing variations in qualifications for specialist registration has, however, introduced difficulties for some training centres.
In short, we are heading back to the situation of separate processes leading to specialist registration.
Universities and hospitals must ensure protected research time for registrars to complete research dissertations required for specialist registration.

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