As of 1st August 2010 all entrants into specialty training in pharmaceutical medicine are required to follow the August 2010 Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialty Training (PMST) curriculum.
The enrolment process begins once an applicant has submitted to the Faculty, the CV template, and, if not currently a member of the Faculty, an Associate (Trainee) membership application form. Once an application has been received the Faculty will check that the applicant meets the criteria for PMST. Please see the Person Specification for the entry and selection criteria and refer to the August 2010 PMST curriculum for full details.
Medical graduates who qualified before 2005
The entry and selection criteria detailed in the Person Specification apply to all applicants to PMST but for medical graduates who qualified before 2005 the clinical training requirement will be as follows:
Doctors who qualified before 2005 and received provisional registration with the General Medical Council before 1st August 2005 will need to demonstrate successful completion of the following clinical training requirements or demonstrate equivalence to them before entry to PMST:
Medical graduates who qualified in or after 2005
The entry and selection criteria detailed in the Person Specification above apply to all applicants to PMST but for medical graduates who qualified in or after 2005 the clinical training requirement will be as follows:
For those applicants who meet the above entry criteria, the Faculty assigns a SSA (Senior Specialty Adviser) and applications go through enrolment, which proceeds as detailed here.
The fee for subsequent years will fall on the anniversary of the training start date. This is the date from which the NTN is effective and the date from which training may be accredited towards the CCT/CESR. Regular invoices will be sent to participants on the anniversary of their training start date. Please note that all fees paid are non-refundable.
Trainees who are out of programme for maternity or paternity leave may be eligible for a reduction in Faculty membership fees subject to formal agreement of the time out of programme by the Lead Postgraduate Dean. Please note that if you are out of programme for more than 14 days during a 12 month period, your CCT date might have to be extended. The Lead Postgraduate Dean will review your CCT date when you re-enter the training programme.
Trainees in this situation should write to the Lead Postgraduate Dean, care of the Faculty office, prior to the time out of programme. The letter should indicate the anticipated time out of programme and if possible the start date in which the leave will commence and the anticipated date of return.