New Research FAQ

New FAQ about evidencing research

14 April 2022

How can trainees demonstrate achievement of the requirements for research? 

Domain 9 of the GPC framework sets out the broad research capabilities trainees need to acquire for certification. Trainees should draw evidence from multiple domains throughout their training and by certification show research skills at a level commensurate with a day-one consultant. The 2021 curricula allow for multiple ways of meeting these capabilities and, therefore, do not set out a rigid framework that must be followed. The JCST and Confederation of Postgraduate Schools of Surgery (CoPSS) have provided examples of ways to demonstrate research capabilities in our Guidance for certification requirements on research.  

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