2017 ICM Curriculum changes

12 September 2017

2017 Curriculum updates

The following changes have been approved by the GMC:


  1. Quality Improvement

    The requirement to undertake Audits have been replaced by participation in a Quality Improvement project, this is to reflect a general shift in undertaking QI projects rather than audits across specialties.


  2. Removal of expanded case summaries:

    Expanded case summaries have now been removed from the ICM curriculum. Quality Improvement Projects, which have replaced audit requirements, will ensure a trainee's academic writing skills are maintained. This will also reduce some assessment burden on trainees.
    A trainee who is part way through a stage of training should have completed pro-rata 1 expanded case summary per year of training in their Stage up until 2nd August 2017 and thereafter will not be required to complete any further expanded case summaries (but will be required to provide evidence of participation in a QIP for their 2017-18 ARCP). Anyone appointed to an ICM NTN from August 2017 do no need to complete any case summaries.


The updated curriculum can be found here.

Page references can be found here.