Diploma in Genitourinary Medicine

Established 1973

The title of the Diploma was changed from Venereology in 1987. The examination is designed for registered medical practitioners who have worked in departments of Genitourinary Medicine or Venereology, or who have other specific experience or who have attended a recognised course of instruction.

The syllabus covers both sexually transmitted infections (STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in some detail and is intended to demonstrate a sound level of experience and competence for those working in genitourinary medicine clinics either in a training grade or in non-consultant career grades.

A modular course run by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) provides useful revision although it does not mirror the Diploma's syllabus exactly.

To avoid disappointment, candidates are advised to apply for the examination well in advance of the closing date for entries.

The closing date is the final date that a completed application can be considered for entry to the examination but there is no guarantee that places will still be available at this date.

Specialty Training Curriculum for Genitourinary Medicine 2016

The GMC has amended the Specialty Training Curriculum for Genitourinary Medicine.  The approval date was 6 September 2016 and the implementation date is 1 December 2016.

The 2016 Curriculum will be used for all GU and HIV Diploma examinations staged from 2017 until further notice.

In summary, the changes are:

- Reorganisation of the HIV content.
- New section on sexual dysfunction.
- Revisions to some competencies to ensure that doctors in training are able to  respond to the needs of transgender/non-binary individuals.

- Addition of MCR tool.
- General updates in relation to Good Medical Practice and Equality and Diversity.
- Enhancing the content in relation to Female Genital Mutilation.
- Addition of QIPAT.

The curriculum and supporting documents including the "ARCP Decision Aid" will be available on the JRCPTB web site at


Examination documentation

Guide to the Diploma in Genitourinary Medicine (Dip G-U Med)

(incorporating the Regulations and Curriculum)

Administrative Guidance for Candidates

Please note that the application deadline falls 12 weeks before the written paper.  

Policy for Candidates seeking Special Examination Arrangments

Standard Setting Procedures for Diploma Examinations


Question Paper and Sample Questions

Information on how to complete the Best of 5 'BO5' paper

Sample written questions and OSCE stations


Application Forms 
(Note: the deadline for reciept of applications for the June exam has now passed)

First time entry to the exam: Form A

Re-entry to the exam: Form R

Request for special examination arrangments:  Form Q


List of Examiners

Examination Review and Appeal Procedure

The Society's Review and Appeal Procedure gives information about feedback, review and appeal.

Candidates who seek a review or appeal should note that there is a fee payable, the amount of which is given the the relevant Guide to the Diploma, including the Regulations and Curriculum.

Examination Review and Appeal Procedure

Pass Lists

November 2017 December 2016
June 2016
December 2015

June 2015
December 2014
June 2014
December 2013
June  2013
December 2012
June 2012
December 2011
June 2011
December 2010
June 2010
December 2009


Useful links


RSM Sexual Health & Reproductive Health Forum