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Trainees: changes to application for SPIN module September 2014

posted 23 Apr 2014, 04:28 by Damian Wood   [ updated 23 Apr 2014, 04:30 ]
If you are a paediatric trainee in the final three years of UK training with the RCPCH you have the chance to complete a Special Interest Module (SPIN) in Young People's Health. The SPIN module has been designed for completion over 12-18 months and provides the trainee and their trainers with a framework to ensure that adolescent medicine competencies are developed. 

How to Apply
You will need the support of your educational supervisor and approval from your Head of School / Training Programme Director. Trainees interested in completing SPIN modules must complete the application form below. Programmes can then be designed by the Training Programme Director or Educational Supervisor and added to the application form.

SPIN module application form (MS Doc, 90KB, 2 pages)

The form must be returned to, and will then be forwarded on to the relevant CSAC for final approval. In the case of the Young People's Health module this is the General Paediatric CSAC and the YPHSIG. The trainee will then be given competences on ePortfolio. The ePortolfio SPIN section is currently under development and not available yet).

Can I apply retrospectively?
Trainees should be aware that for the period 2013/2014 retrospective applications will be accepted however from September 2014 prospective applications must be submitted. So if you are currently undertaking a SPIN module and you wish to have it recognised for training you have an opportunity to get this recognised and approved before the window closes on the 1st September 2014. After this time only prospective applciation for approval of a SPIN training module will be accepted. 

If you have any questions about the Young People's Health SPIN module then you can contact