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Electronic learning and specialty training in genitourinary medicine
  1. John Evans-Jones1,
  2. Emma Rutland2,
  3. Tristan Barber3
  1. 1Centre for Excellence in Developing Professionalism, School of Medical Education, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Southampton City Primary Care Trust, Southampton, UK
  3. 3Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr John Evans-Jones, Centre for Excellence in Developing Professionalism, School of Medical Education, Cedar House, Ashton Street, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GE, UK; john.evans-jones{at}nhs.net

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The UK Department of Health have commissioned the Electronic Learning for Healthcare programme,1 from which the sexual health and HIV (eHIV–STI) project has been developed by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians. Professional bodies within the UK are increasingly looking to such packages for the delivery of training to healthcare professionals.2

eHIV–STI provides a web-based learning programme for both the sexually transmitted infections foundation course3 and will also, when completed, cover all the knowledge components of the genitourinary medicine (GUM) specialty curriculum.4 A survey of specialist/specialty registrars in GUM before eHIV–STI was available found that 70% believed web-based delivery of the knowledge component of their curriculum to be either a better approach or as effective. …

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