Specialty specific guidance for Audio Vestibular Medicine

The new Audio Vestibular Medicine curriculum was published in July 2021.

The deadline for CESR applications to apply against the previous version of the curriculum ended 30 June 2023. Any CESR applications submitted after this date will be assessed against the new curriculum.

Specialty specific guidance

The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board and GMC have produced guidance for the evidence expected for your application:

Previous editions:

How to apply

You can apply through your GMC Online account.

2021 curriculum

Our standards for postgraduate medical curricula are Excellence by design and the framework for Generic professional capabilities. These help postgraduate medical training programmes focus trainee assessment away from an exhaustive list of individual competencies, towards fewer broad capabilities needed to practise safely from your first day as a consultant.

As a result, the 2021 physicianly curricula are outcomes based. This means trainees will be assessed against the fundamental capabilities required of consultants in the working week. These include the general skills which all doctors need to have as well as those needed to carry out all the specific day to day tasks undertaken by a consultant physician (Capabilities in Practice – CiPs).

The Audio Vestibular Medicine curriculum is made up six Generic CiPs which are common to all physicianly specialties and eight Specialty CiPs unique to Audio Vestibular Medicine.

In Audio Vestibular Medicine, two years Internal Medicine Training will replace Core Medical Training as the core training programme. Applicants will be required to demonstrate maintenance of relevant Internal Medicine Stage 1 capabilities (including MRCP).

Content shared between all physicianly specialties

There are six CiPs which are shared between all physicianly specialties:

  • CiP 1 – Able to function successfully within NHS organisational and management systems
  • CiP 2 – Able to deal with ethical and legal issues related to clinical practice
  • CiP 3 – Communicates effectively and is able to share decision making, while maintaining appropriate situational awareness, professional behaviour and professional judgement
  • CiP 4 – Is focused on patient safety and delivers effective quality improvement in patient care
  • CiP 5 – Carrying out research and managing data appropriately
  • CiP 6 – Acting as a clinical teacher and clinical supervisor

Specialty specific content

There are eight CiPs which are unique to Audio Vestibular Medicine are:

  • CiP 1 – Able to formulate a holistic audio vestibular analysis and prioritise
  • CiP 2 – Able to diagnose and manage audio vestibular and co-morbid medical conditions
  • CiP 3 – Diagnosis and medical management of hearing disorders and dysacuses across all ages of adults within a holistic biopsychosocial framework
  • CiP 4 – Diagnosis and medical management of vestibular disorders across all ages of adults within a holistic biopsychosocial framework
  • CiP 5 – Diagnosis and medical management of hearing disorders and dysacuses in neonates and children within a holistic biopsychosocial framework
  • CiP 6 – Diagnosis and medical management of vestibular disorders in neonates and children within a holistic biopsychosocial framework
  • CiP 7 – Able to work in multidisciplinary Audio vestibular Medicine teams
  • CiP 8 – Managing and leading multidisciplinary Audio vestibular Medicine service.