Records of the RCOG Postgraduate Committee and predecessors

Scope and Content

Agenda, minutes and papers of the RCOG Postgraduate Committee and correspondence of the Director of Postgraduate Studies, primarily relating to Regional College Advisers and overseas visits.

Administrative / Biographical History

Following the Royal Commission on Medical Education and the establishment of the Central Committee on Postgraduate Medical Education it was felt, in 1967, that the College should increase its role in sponsoring and organising postgraduate education and an ad hoc Sub-committee on Continuing Education met to discuss the issue. This led in 1968 to the establishment of a Postgraduate Medical Education Committee to deal with postgraduate training for the three year period from registration up to the MRCOG examination and beyond. It was to oversee the administration of existing programmes, such as demonstrations, conferences, symposia and scientific meetings, and also to determine overall policy with regard to postgraduate training regionally and locally. It was renamed the Postgraduate Committee in 1973. The Committee was disbanded in 1992 when it was replaced by the Education Board.

From 1968 Regional Advisers (subsequently known as College Advisers and then Regional College Advisers) enabled the College to be better informed about postgraduate training at a local level. Their role included promoting the views of the College locally, providing the College with information on education and training in their regions, giving advice on the specialty to those organising training and also to trainees. From the early 1970s meetings of these Advisers were held quarterly and their discussions reported to the Postgraduate Committee.

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Acquisition Information

Internal transfers from the RCOG Committee Secretary.

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Related Material

Related material in the RCOG Archive may be found at the following references:

RCOG/A4 - President's papers

RCOG/A5 - Vice President's papers

RCOG/A6 - Honorary Treasurer's papers

RCOG/K - Records of the Overseas Doctor's Training Scheme

RCOG/E - Records of educational courses, conferences, and study groups, organised under the auspices of the Postgraduate Committee