Trainees need to complete 2 ATSMs to obtain a certificate of completion (CCT) in O&G.
The purpose of ATSMs is to enable trainees to develop a special interest in aspects of obstetric and gynaecological practice.
ATSMs cover the all of the aspects of obstetrics and gynaecology and are listed below;
The definitive document containing the full list of ATSM curricula is available here
Each region of Scotland offers ATSM placements, although these differ in the different individual units. Please see these links for information about the provision in South East, East, North and West of Scotland.
You will be offered career advice through discussion with your educational and clinical supervisors during intermediate training. The combination of ATSMs taken should be discussed during your ST4/5 ARCP and supervisor meetings to enable local planning of educational programmes and workforce numbers.
Specific information and advice can be sought from the ATSM Directors in the individual regions.
ATSMs are designed to be delivered within the normal working week at both district general and tertiary hospitals. Some ATSMs have curriculum requirements which can only be obtained in a tertiary hospital so it is important to discuss your preferences with your supervisors and ATSM directors to allow placement in the appropriate unit.
ATSM training is delivered by:
Click here for a list of preceptors for East, South-East, West and North regions
Towards the end of the training year, trainees will assess their own progression for each CIP and record this on the ePortfolio. The ATSM supervisor will then review the evidence in the ePortfolio including workplace-based assessments, the TO2 and the trainee’s self-assessment and record their global judgement in the Educational Supervisor Report.
Registering for an ATSM
Once the ATSM is complete you need to complete the notification of completion of training form which will be signed by your ATSM Educational Supervisor, the ATSM preceptor and the ATSM Deanery Director and the completed form send to the Trainees’ coordinator at the RCOG (Email: email@example.com)
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