Constitution & Structure of the Postgraduate School of Medicine
The Board consists of:
- Regional Postgraduate Dean
- Chairman (School Director)
- Deputy (also Chair of GIM - Acute - Committee)
- CMT Director
- Acute Hospital Trust Chief Executive Officer
- Lay Representative
- Trainee Representatives from CMT (one) and Specialty training (one)
- The two RCP Regional Advisors
- A Clinical Tutor who is a Physician
- Deanery HST Manager
- RCP Regional Office Administrator
- All STC Chairs for the above specialities
- CMT Lead for each of the six school areas
- The Board meet every four months
Day to Day Management of the Postgraduate School
This is through a Postgraduate School Management Committee consisting of the school head and deputy, the CMT director, the RCP regional advisors, the Deanery HST managers and the RCP regional office administrator.
The STC chairs continue to manage their speciality training programmes, to which trainees will be recruited following successful completion of CMT training. The Chair of the Speciality Training Committee for GIM (acute), will liaise closely with STC chairs in specialities delivering training in GIM, to ensure proper delivery of this within speciality programmes after CMT.
The CMT Committee
The CMT Committee is lead by an appointed CMT director and consists of consultants with responsibility for CMT training within each of the six geographical zones of the Postgraduate School, which is parallel to the Foundation School areas (Birmingham North, Birmingham South, Black Country, Shropshire and Staffordshire, Coventry and Warwickshire and Hereford and Worcester). These are usually the RCP College tutors elected from among the College Tutors within their geographical area, and they provide the essential link between the Postgraduate school of medicine and the hospital Trusts. Trust Postgraduate Clinical Tutors continue to support run through training in all specialties at the Trust level.
The CMT Programme is dominated by the main acute specialties but the non acute specialties need some representation in CMT to enable the trainees to make career choices based on experience when it comes to allocation into post CMT training.