Taking time out of programme is governed by the Gold Guide which sets out arrangements agreed by the four UK Health departments and is maintained by COPMeD (Conference of Postgraduate Medical Dean in the UK), or if you are a dentist, by COPDEND (Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors in the UK).
Medicine: Application form for OOP
There may be a number of circumstances why a trainee may wish to take time out of their approved programme to which they have been appointed. All OOP has to be approved by your Postgraduate Dean.
Guidance on OOPR (Research) - under construction
Guidance on OOPT (Training) - under construction
Guidance on OOPC (Career Break) - under construction
Further information on Out of Programme applications and eligibility is available on the GMC website.
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