Curriculum Advisory Group
The GMC approves curricula and assessment systems for postgraduate medical specialties and sub-specialties.
Under the Quality Improvement Framework we will use the expertise of a standing panel of associates called the Curriculum Advisory Group (CAG) to evaluate changes.
The purpose of the CAG is to:
- scrutinise changes to specialty and sub-specialty curricula and assessment systems and evaluate them against the GMC’s curriculum standards
- scrutinise applications for approval of new sub-specialties and evaluate them against the GMC’s protocol
- provide recommendations to the GMC on the conclusions of these evaluations.
Membership of the CAG will comprise of medical specialists, lay associates and trainee specialists, with representation from employers and deaneries who will consider requests made by medical Royal Colleges and Faculties for amendments, changes, and developments or the introduction of new sub-specialties.
This flow chart shows the proposed curriculum approval process (pdf).