The most common misunderstanding is that if the term isn’t counting towards your CICM training requirements, then no AVT is required. This is called deferred training and an AVT form is still required to keep your training account active and up to date.
To begin an AVT submission:
What is Deferred Training?
Deferred Training refers to any time a trainee is working in a discipline that is not mandatory training or interrupted training. This time should provide trainees with experience useful to career development in addition to normal training requirements.
Training may be deferred for periods of up to 12 months at a time, with prospective approval from the Censor upon submission of an AVT form.
All AVTs must be submitted directly to the training department for approval within 30 days of commencing the post.
Lack of training record submissions may lead to your training account being made inactive. Dependant on the amount of time passed, additional fees may be applicable to reinstate training.
What is non-deferred training?
A non-deferred training term refers to any term that is being accredited toward your CICM training requirements. You can find what additional training requirements are outstanding on your Dashboard or in your Assessment Letter.
An AVT is required for all non-deferred terms, with additional documentation required for non-deferred Medicine terms (see below).
All AVTs must be submitted directly to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval within 30 days of commencing the post.
Non-Deferred Medical Terms:
For all a non-deferred Medicine terms, a Position Description (PD) is required and MUST be submitted along with your AVT form.
The PD must be on hospital letterhead and refer to the specific discipline in medicine you are focusing on i.e. cardiology, general medicine, haematology, etc. and the level of the position i.e. registrar, senior registrar.
A non-deferred Medicine AVT form will NOT be processed until the position description has been received.
Interrupted Training refers to any period spent in activities not relevant to training in Intensive Care Medicine (i.e. travelling, extended study or sick leave).
Such periods do not include ordinary leave provisions and ‘relevance’ will be determined by the Censor or the Board. Training in other specialties related to Intensive Care Medicine is not considered an interruption.
Interrupted training must be prospectively approved and will be individually assessed.
To apply for interrupted training, trainees MUST contact the College training department on email@example.com to discuss the specific details of the leave.
For a 12-month term of training to be accredited, no more than 8 weeks leave for all purposes can be taken.
In the event of extended leave for all purposes, trainees must notify the College directly at the training department and the Censor will review to confirm whether additional training is necessary.
For all parental leave requests, please contact the training department.