Specialty specific guidance for Public Health Medicine

The new Public Health Medicine curriculum was published in August 2022.

Due to the changes that are being made to the curriculum we are offering applicants the opportunity to make a CESR application against either the new curriculum or the previous version of the curriculum.

This option of dual running of curricula will be available until 31 July 2023.

Specialty specific guidance

The Faculty of Public Health Medicine and the GMC have produced guidance documents for each version of the curriculum:

How to apply

You can apply through your GMC Online account. There is one application form which includes sections for both versions of the curricula. You should declare which curriculum version you wish to be assessed against in sequence one and only provide evidence in the sections of the application relevant to your curriculum.

2022 curriculum

Our standards for postgraduate medical curricula Excellence by design and its framework for Generic professional capabilities, published in May 2017, aim to help postgraduate medical training programmes re-focus trainee assessment away from an exhaustive list of individual competencies, towards fewer broad capabilities required to practice safely as a day-one consultant.

The 2022 Public Health Medicine curriculum is largely the same as the previous 2015 version. Existing learning outcomes have been reworded and the overall number of learning outcomes has been reduced slightly to improve clarity and remove duplication. The 2022 curriculum also clarifies the training pathway and phases of training, both of which have remained the same as the previous curriculum version.

Any CESR applications made against the 2022 curriculum must meet all the standards of that curriculum. The specialty specific guidance provides more information about what evidence should be submitted.