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School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The School Board has the responsibility of ensuring excellent training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology throughout the seven years of run through training. There are enthusiastic Educational Supervisors available to direct and support the training in each Trust. We can provide all the necessary training with options for research later (as well as the ACF scheme and training in all four subspecialties (Uorogynaecology, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynaecological Oncology and Reproductive medicine).

Training in O&G across the Thames Valley compromises one University Hospital and four District Hospitals. The programmes have been designed to give a wide variety of exposure to general obstetrics and gynaecology in the first five years, rotating through all/most of the of the hospitals, with special interests in the final two years.

The first two years introduce the trainee to Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Years 3 to 5 are termed intermediate training. At this level, there is a full half day study programme in preparation for the Part 2 MRCOG examination. ST 6 and 7 programmes have been carefully designed to provide ATSM (Advanced Training Skills Modules) training. Allocation to a particular advanced training programme will be determined by the interests of the trainee and in open competition with colleagues during the ST5 year.

All posts have educational approval of the GMC and the Postgraduate Dean (Dr Michael Bannon). Progression through the programme is dependent on satisfactory assessment at the Annual Review of Competency Progression based on the curriculum from the RCOG; more details are available at

Less than full time training is available; more details can be found on this website at

Academic training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is available through Academic Clinical Fellowships and Clinical Lecturer Posts. These are advertised at separate times. More information on academic posts can be sought from the School board’s Academic Representative Dr Katy Vincent

The Head of School is Mrs Rebecca Black who is based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford –


Updated 8.12.15

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