CESR and Equivalence

What is the Equivalence process?
Equivalence describes the process of assessing an applicant’s training and experience against the current training programme requirements, as set out in The CCT in Anaesthetics, in order to gain a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) for the Specialist Register held by the General Medical Council.

The process involves submitting a body of evidence of training and/or competence, skills and knowledge to the GMC.  The RCoA will assess the application against the relevant Curriculum before providing a recommendation to the GMC, who will then make a decision.

Please note that Equivalence procedures are the responsibility of the GMC. Applications are made through their Certification Department and initial enquiries should be directed there.

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