Navigating the CESR route

When and where

12 December 2017
Royal College of Physicians of London
5 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE

Past event

Navigating the CESR route

This workshop offers practical advice and guidance for SAS doctors applying for a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR). It focuses on the types of supporting evidence required, who to approach for a reference, as well as providing practical tips for completing the application process.

Workshop includes:

  • presentation and Q&A session on the application process from the GMC's specialist applications team
  • RCP clinical teaching faculty experienced in assessing CESR applications
  • up-to-date facts and statistics on application success rates
  • guidance on supporting evidence and references.

Very good – gave me a clear idea how much evidence I have now and how to start collecting other requirements.

Dr Gona Abdulla, locum consultant (geriatrics), BHR Hospitals

What you will learn

By the end of this workshop doctors will be able to:

  • appreciate the importance of your personal development and how to plan it
  • identify and gather evidence required for completing a CESR application
  • identify appropriate referees to support a CESR application
  • gain practical tips on completing a CESR application
  • develop and manage an individual portfolio.

Who should attend?

SAS doctors who are interested in applying for a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR).

All sessions were useful and enjoyable, particularly how to collate information across various domains

Dr Lubna Habib, Royal Derby Hospital

Navigating the CESR route

12 December 2017 09:30 to 16:00


Highlights include:

  • Purpose of maintaining a portfolio
  • Links between revalidation and CESR
  • Presentation from the GMC on the CESR process
  • Using workplace-based assessment to show ‘equivalence
  • Practice session: identifying the issues
  • Self assessment and future planning