Introduction: In 2007 we conducted an expert content validation meeting involving bio- and social gerontologists and geriatricians to develop the British Geriatrics Society's Recommended Undergraduate Curriculum. We mapped the document to the GMC Tomorrow's Doctors guidance. Since then a new version of Tomorrow's Doctors has been published (TD3). We set out to update the BGS curriculum by mapping it to TD3.
Methods: Each section of TD3 was reviewed independently by 3 reviewers to identify outcomes pertinent to older people. Disagreements were resolved by consensus. The finally convened list of outcomes was tabulated against rationales for why they were relevant to older people. These were then mapped to outcomes in the existing BGS curriculum. The results of this process were sent to the national Education and Training Committee of the BGS for consultation and modifications incorporated into a new draft curriculum.
Results: 48 outcomes relevant to older people were identified in TD3. Most GMC curricular topics mapped to the BGS curriculum. However GMC outcomes 12a-d, which describe research, did not have corresponding learning outcomes in the BGS curriculum. At the consultation exercise some rewording of the previously written outcome around Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and incorporation of a new outcome about research in older people were suggested.
Conclusions: On the basis of these findings a new draft curriculum has been produced which we present at this meeting for discussion and dissemination.