Training pathway pilots

Specialty curricula must specify the training pathways that doctors follow to enter the GMC specialist register.

  • A run through training pathway guarantees that doctors, after a single competitive selection process and satisfactory progress, will receive training covering the entire specialty curriculum.
  • Uncoupled training pathways require a second stage of competitive recruitment following the first two or three years of 'core' training in order to progress to higher specialty training.

Any organisation may make a proposal for the introduction of a new run through or uncoupled training pathway, however it must be piloted for an agreed period first in order to assess its impact.

Approved training pathway pilots

We have approved the following training pathway pilots:  (click for regions)

Apply to run a pilot

To pilot a new run through or uncoupled training pathway, please see our guidance and application form.