In response to a perceived need from clinicians, and in consultation with BHIVA and BASHH, the Society instituted a Diploma in HIV Medicine. It is also recognised that a significant number of HIV Medicine practitioners come from a non-genitourinary medicine background, and care has been taken to design both the syllabus and examination to reflect only core knowledge in specialist areas that all HIV physicians should be able to demonstrate. This may include practitioners working in gastroenterology, genitourinary medicine, infectious diseases, thoracic medicine etc.
The examination is designed for registered medical practitioners who have had substantial, regular and continued clinical experience with HIV medicine over at least a 2-year period (or part-time equivalent) at Specialty Trainee level or equivalent. This should include practice within the last 5 years to ensure currency of knowledge, incorporating experience of both inpatient and outpatient care.
The examination is based on the Specialty Training Curriculum for Genitourinary Medicinem which was implemented on 1 December 2016.
Guide to the Diploma in HIV Medicine (incorporating the Regulations and Curriculum)
Administrative Guidance for Candidates
Including the examination timetable and fees.
Please note that the application deadline is 12 weeks before the written paper.
Policy for Candidates seeking Special Examination Arrangements
Standard Setting Procedures for Diploma Examinations
First time entry to the exam: Form A
Re-entry to the exam: Form R
Request for special examination arrangements: Form Q
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
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