Medical Virology 2021
This section of the website is currently for medical virology trainees who start specialty training from August 2021.
Medical Virology Curriculum 2021
The new 2021 curricula will be assessed by High Level Outcomes, which are included in the form of Capabilities in Practice (CiPs), CiPs describe the professional tasks or work within the scope of postgraduate pathology training; they are based on the format of entrustable professional activities, which are a method of using the professional judgement of appropriately trained
The 2021 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine curricula can be found on the JRCPTB website.
The Royal College of Pathologists' assessment strategy identifies the broad approach and purpose of our programme of assessment and describes the approach for the medical pathology specialties regulated by the General Medical Council.
ARCP Decision Aid
The decision aid provides guidance on the requirements to be achieved for a satisfactory ARCP outcome at the end of each training year for a medical virology trainee.
The decision aid for joint trainees in infectious diseases or tropical medicine with medical virology will be available shortly.
The purpose of this guidance is to ensure that trainers and educational supervisors are consistent in their approach to assessing each CiPs. The guidance breaks down each the CiP down into its constituent parts and helps trainers to recognise the minimum level of knowledge, skills and attitudes that should be demonstrated for an entrustment decision to be made. The descriptors and evidence listed are not intended to be comprehensive but guide the trainer and trainee on what satisfactory performance will look like.
The CiP guidance will be available shortly.
Rough Guide to Implementation - Infection Specialties curricula
The following guide has been developed to support trainees, educational supervisors and training programme directors. It should be used with the 2021 curriculum.
Infection Curricula Launch Event
A virtual curricula launch event was held with the aim to introduce the new Infection curricula to trainers and educational supervisors and to understand Capabilities in Practice and how they will inform assessment of trainees.
Attendees were able to ask questions throughout the webinar. Below are the questions that were asked and answered during the event.
Questions and Answers