Medical Microbiology

This section of the website is for medical microbiology trainees, or those interested in pursuing a CCT in medical microbiology.

Transitional arrangements

The transitional arrangements for medical microbiology and medical virology have been agreed and are in line with the GMC position statement Moving to the Current Curriculum (November 2012).

In August 2015, new medical microbiology and medical virology curricula were implemented.  These curricula were approved by the GMC in May 2014 along with those for infectious diseases and tropical medicine.

Medical Microbiology Curriculum 2014

For trainees appointed to specialty training on or after 1 August 2015, or transferred to the 2014 medical microbiology curriculum.

Updated Medical Microbiology Curriculum 2010

Transitional curriculum for trainees unable to transfer to the 2014 medical microbiology curriculum.

Medical Microbiology Curriculum 2010

For trainees appointed on or after 1 August 2010 and in their last year of training.

Previous versions of the curricula can be obtained from the Training Department.

The infectious diseases and tropical medicine curricula can be found on the JRCPTB website.

Medical Microbiology Blueprints

Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP)

The assessment requirements for the 2014 medical microbiology incorporating CIT curriculum:

The assessment requirements for the 2010 curriculum: