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Oxford School of Medicine

The School of Postgraduate Medical Specialties is responsible for managing all aspects of Core Medical (CT1 & CT2) and specialty medical training from ST3 onwards in the medical specialties in the HEE Thames Valley Local Office.

The specialties for which the School is responsible include:

  • Acute Internal Medicine 
  • Core Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Clinical Oncology
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genito-Urinary Medicine
  • Geratology
  • Haematology
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports & Exercise Medicine


The Head of School is Dr George MacFaul and the Deputy Head of School is Dr Julia Newton (who is also the Training Programme Director for Sports & Exercise Medicine). The Director of Core Medical Training is Dr Sally Edmonds and each specialty has its own Training Programme Director for its trainees from ST3 onwards.

The School is accountable to the General Medical Council through its various Directors for ensuring that:

  • Recruitment and appointment of trainees in the medical specialties takes place according to the principles laid down by the GMC
  • Training posts in all specialties offer training of outstanding quality
  • Thorough and accurate assessment of the competencies of trainees occurs as required by the GMC and that these competencies are recorded in portfolios
  • Teaching and training follows the curricula for general internal medicine and the medical specialties as laid down by the GMC
  • Trainees in difficulty receive appropriate remedial training and other measures


We are in the process of writing some information for trainees about the individual specialties within Medicine.  Please use the links below to download information for the specialty you are interested in:

Information for Academic Trainees can be found by visiting the Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School website

In addition, you can download a comprehensive list of the medicine rotations available (pdf) within Health Education England, Thames Valley, including contact details for the Training Programme Directors.

Study Leave: Essential Courses within the School of Medicine


Page updated: May 2019

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