PMETB simplifies certification problems for doctors

An effort to end the problems doctors are having in deciding which certificate they were eligible to apply for to gain entry to the general practice or specialist register has been made by the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB). By Jonathan Masterton.

The body has launched an online tool and users are asked a series of questions about their previous training and then directed to guidance and information on the route that is relevant to them.

The route tool is one of the first stages of a major re-organisation of the PMETB application and guidance process. 

It has also revised its guidance relating to the Certificate for Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR), after finding there was confusion surrounding which documentation was required. 

The PMETB is due to merge with the GMC in 2010.

The tool can be found at

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