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Transferring to the new curriculum: a good idea for existing trainees?
  1. Kai Man Alexander Ho1,
  2. Sarah C Faloon2,
  3. Ji Jade King2,
  4. Noor Jawad2
  1. 1 Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, London, UK
  2. 2 Department of Gastroenterology, Newham University Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kai Man Alexander Ho, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, Charles Bell House, 43-45 Foley Street, London, W1W 7TY, UK; alexander.ho{at}

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The Shape of Training Review, initially published in 2013, has led to significant changes in physician postgraduate training. Principally, basic physician training has increased from 2 to 3 years and higher training will reduce from 5 to 4 years. As part of these changes a new gastroenterology curriculum, which was recently published, will be introduced from August 2022, with all existing trainees except those in their final year expected to transition to the new curriculum, as per General Medical Council guidance.1 2

A major change is that trainees will be assessed using high-level capabilities in practice rather than on disease-specific domains. This allows for a more global assessment of a trainee’s performance. …

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  • Contributors KMAH, SCF, JJK: drafting and editing of manuscript, critical revision of manuscript. NJ: critical revision of manuscript, supervisory oversight.

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