The 2013 Curriculum

The 2013 curriculum has been developed over the past decade through the BOA’s Training Standards Committee (TSC), with support and input from the Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST) and the General Medical Council (GMC). Our objective for the 2013 curriculum was to make the structure for learning and teaching easier, and more effective for trainees and trainers, as well as to help develop more rounded, safer and confident surgeons.

The T&O Curriculum is revised every three years, and today, has a more coherent structure built on experience and feedback from users. The curriculum is delivered through the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme (ISCP), which has been especially designed for this purpose.

There have been major changes and many of these can be found under the following sections:

  • Applied Clinical Knowledge
  • Applied Clinical Skills
  • Quality Improvement
  • Primary procedure based assessments (PBAs)

The curriculum is available to view here.