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The General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 2003

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Article 4(1), (4), (6) and (11), 6(1)(a)(vii), 8(5), 13(2)(a), 14(1) and (4) and 15(1)

SCHEDULE 3SPECIALTIES IN WHICH THE UK AWARDS A CCT, AND ANY MINIMUM TRAINING PERIODS

PART 1SPECIALTIES WITH MINIMUM TRAINING PERIODS

Five years
Accident and emergency medicine
General (internal) medicine* (formerly known as general medicine)
General surgery*
Neurosurgery* (formally known as neurological surgery)
Trauma and orthopaedic surgery* (formally known as orthopaedic surgery)
Paediatric surgery
Plastic surgery*
Cardio-thoracic surgery (formerly known as thoracic surgery)
Urology*
Four years
Cardiology (formerly known as cardio-vascular disease)
Chemical pathology (also known as clinical biochemistry)
Child and adolescent psychiatry
Clinical neurophysiology
Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Infectious diseases (formerly known as communicable diseases)
Public health medicine (formerly known as community medicine)
Dermatology
Clinical radiology* (formerly known as diagnostic radiology, and as radiology)
Gastro-enterology
Geriatric medicine (formerly known as geriatrics)
Immunology (also known as immunopathology)
Medical microbiology and virology (formerly known as medical microbiology)
Histopathology* (formerly known as morbid anatomy and histopathology,)
Neurology*
Nuclear medicine
Obstetrics and gynaecology*
Occupational medicine
Oral and maxillo-facial surgery (basic medical and dental training)
Paediatrics*
General psychiatry* (formerly known as psychiatry, as general adult psychiatry, and as mental illness)
Clinical oncology* (formerly known as radiotherapy)
Renal medicine (formerly known as renal disease, and as nephrology)
Respiratory medicine* (also known as thoracic medicine)
Rheumatology
Tropical medicine
Genito-urinary medicine (formerly known as venereology)
Note: The specialties marked * above are those listed in Annex C of the Directive which are common to all EEA States. The remaining specialties are those in which the UK awards a qualification but which are peculiar to two or more EEA States.
Three years
Anaesthetics*
Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus
Haematology
Ophthalmology*
Otolaryngology* (also known as ENT surgery)

PART 2OTHER SPECIALTIES

Allergy
Audiological medicine
Clinical cytogenics and molecular genetics
Clinical genetics
Forensic psychiatry
Intensive care medicine
Medical oncology
Medical ophthalmology
Psychiatry of learning disability
Old age psychiatry
Paediatric cardiology
Palliative medicine
Pharmaceutical medicine
Psychotherapy
Rehabilitation medicine

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