Updated 14:00 24 March 2020
We know that the coronavirus epidemic is likely to result in disruption to training activities with doctors in training being directed to alternative tasks and locations to support the COVID-19 response. This means it may become increasingly difficult to fulfill all your training requirements by the current deadline.
Some royal colleges have already taken the decision to cancel or postpone their exams but the GMC and AoMRC have said they are determined to ensure the longer term needs of doctors in training are not compromised. Many interviews are continuing as planned or are moving to online video conferencing.
At Oxford Medical we remain committed to supporting your professional development while at the same time protecting the safety of our delegates, tutors and patients. All courses running between Wednesday 18th March and Friday 29th May 2020 have been cancelled. We continue to offer a full range of online courses and interview training by video conference.
What online courses do you run?
Almost all our in-person courses have an online alternative. For anyone with an imminent interview deadline or CCT requirement our comprehensive online courses represent the best currently-available option. Our Teach the Teacher Online course is a 3-hour course covering all the essential elements of our 2-day course. It can be completed as a stand-alone course with a certificate being issued at the end. Our Consultant Interview Online course is a comprehensive 3-hour course with examples of interviews to watch and critique. It can be used alone or in conjunction with our 1-to-1 Online Interview Coaching course our our Consultant Interview Guide book. You can see a full list of online courses here.
All online courses are available 24 hours a day. You get instant access when you order and you can spend as long as you want, revisiting the material as often as you wish during the subscription period. We have doubled the subscription period of most online courses from 60 to 120 days to give you plenty of time to complete them.
Can I still book a course?
We are currently offering instant access to our online courses and digital books. You can also book in-person courses running from 30th May 2020 onwards. Course availability is updated in real time on our website and bookings can be made (subject to availability) at any time, 24 hours a day. You can book future course dates with confidence, knowing that if you are unable to attend a course due to illness, or changing rotas, or if we have to cancel your course for any reason we will continue to offer a range of alternative options, including a free transfer or a full refund.
What if my course has been cancelled?
Currently all courses running between Wednesday 18th March and Friday 29th May 2020 have been cancelled. If you are booked to attend one of the affected courses you will have received an email outlining your options. These include access to the equivalent online course, an opportunity to transfer to a later date and a full or partial refund.
We will be contacting delegates in turn, prioritising the courses running closest to today first.
We are unable to offer refunds for travel, accommodation or other expenses and as always, we recommend that you book fully refundable travel & accommodation for your course. You can read more about our cancellation policy here.
When will you update your advice?
Stephen McGuire – Managing Director