Learning Goals for Hospital Posts

In order to provide some guidance on what GP Trainees should be looking to gain from each hospital post, Peninsula PGME recommends looking at the the South East Scotland Super Condensed GP Curriculum.

To help make sense of this, Heather Pocock (AD in South East Scotland) and colleagues have produced a series of guides covering different hospital posts.

Each guide has 11 pages which follow a similar format. 

The first 6 pages are the same in all guides. These pages introduce the guide and provide information concerning assessments and meetings with the Clinical Supervisor. There is an implication that an MSF is required in all posts, which is incorrect (two cycles of the MSF are performed in ST2 and ST3 as a minimum) and the reference to DOPs is likely to become obsolete. The 'meat' comes in page 7 and offers learning outcomes in different settings. Pages 8-11 include a trainee confidence rating exercise and concludes with a summary of trainee learning needs for the post.

Where the guides refer to the timeline for Clinical Supervisor/Trainee meetings, the assumption is that all posts are 6mo in duration; where you are in a 4mo post, the dates will need to be adjusted accordingly.

You can access the guides by clicking the links below:

Communicable Diseases

Emergency Medicine


Healthcare of the Elderly


Obs & Gynae


Orthopaedics / Trauma


Palliative Care