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EMS review 2009

This consultation has now closed.

At the end of 2008, RCVS set up a working party to review the requirements and guidelines for Extra Mural Studies (EMS). Although there had been some revisions to RCVS's requirements published in 2005, the basic concept of EMS has remained the same for many years.

There have been significant changes in the UK higher education system in recent years and it was felt it was time to review EMS to ensure it still fulfils a need.

Calls for contributions to the debate were sent out to the profession early in 2009 and, following a series of evidence-gathering sessions, the working party has formulated its initial proposals.

You can read the working party's proposals in this consultation paper (PDF 72Kb) and all members of the profession are now invited to respond to the questions raised before the working party makes its final recommendations to Education Policy and Specialisation Committee this coming Autumn.

Comments should be sent by email to Freda Andrews, Head of Education, at by Friday, 4 September 2009.

Download the consultation paper (PDF file - 72Kb)

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