Who runs this training programme? This programme is run jointly by programme directors
Dr Cathy Baxter and Prof Alan Boyd. Both programme directors are experienced independent
pharmaceutical physicians who actively promote the academic development of Pharmaceutical
Medicine and its accreditation as a recognised medical specialty. Biographies of
the programme directors can be found in the About Us section of this website.
Who should attend this training programme? · anyone who wishes to prepare for the
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine · anyone enrolled in HMT/PMST who has yet to take
the Diploma exam · anyone who has deferred taking the Diploma exam after attending
other courses · anyone who has taken the Diploma exam previously and requires refresher
training · anyone wishing to improve their knowledge in a specific module or modules
· anyone requiring the flexibility of a modular training programme · anyone preferring
a focused, strategic approach to training and exam preparation · anyone who requires
up to date training on the syllabus of Pharmaceutical Medicine
How does this programme fit in with HMT/PMST? This programme will teach delegates
the syllabus for the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (PharmaTrain), which is a
requirement for the successful completion of both HMT and PMST.
Do I need to be enrolled in HMT/PMST in order to attend? No, anyone wishing to improve
their knowledge in pharmaceutical medicine is welcome to attend one or more modules
regardless of whether they are enrolled in HMT/PMST or planning to sit the Diploma
in Pharmaceutical Medicine exam.
I work/trained outside the UK; can I still attend this training programme? Yes, there
are no restrictions on who can attend the programme and non-UK delegates are welcome
to attend irrespective of where they trained or currently work.
I plan to sit one of the European Diploma exams; can I still attend this training
programme? Yes, there are no restrictions on who can attend the programme. As the
equivalent non-UK diploma exams are based on the same syllabus for Pharmaceutical
Medicine (PharmaTrain) that is taught by BaxterBoyd, this training programme also
meets the needs of pharmaceutical physicians from outside the UK.
Do I need to be a Pharmaceutical Physician in order to attend? No, anyone wishing
to improve their knowledge in pharmaceutical medicine is welcome to attend one or
more modules. For example, personnel working in Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research,
Clinical Pharmacology and Scientific Affairs may wish to attend relevant modules
to provide an overview or initial introduction to their disciplines.
When in the year can I enrol on these modules?
Delegates can enrol on these modules at any time during the calendar year. It is
not necessary to enrol at only one specific time point.
Do I need to attend all modules? Delegates do not need to attend all seven modules
of this programme and can attend any number of modules on a flexible basis according
to individual educational needs.
Modules 1-6 cover the syllabus of Pharmaceutical Medicine (PharmaTrain) and module
7 covers exam technique/coaching and a mock Diploma exam. A one-day Critical Appraisal
Skills Workshop is also available immediately after module 4. Again, this workshop
can be attended by anyone wishing to improve their skills in critical appraisal and
it is not necessary to attend any other modules of the BaxterBoyd Programme in order
to attend this workshop.
I only want to attend one module, is this OK? Yes, delegates can attend as many or
as few modules as they wish according to individual educational needs.
Modules 1-6 cover the syllabus of Pharmaceutical Medicine and module 7 covers exam
technique/coaching and a mock Diploma exam.
Is there a minimum/maximum time required to complete the whole programme? If delegates
wish to complete the whole programme (seven modules) this can be done at the delegate’s
own pace. All seven modules could be completed in the same year or attendance at
modules could be divided over two or more years according to individual educational
How quickly can I complete the whole programme? The programme can be completed in
a minimum of nine months by attending all seven modules in the same calendar year.
Modules will be run on a rolling annual basis from February to October with the Diploma
exam scheduled in September (part 1) and October (part 2) each year. There is no
maximum time required to complete the programme and delegates can attend one or more
modules flexibly at their own speed according to individual educational needs.
How long do the modules take? Each module will last two full days, usually a Friday
and a Saturday. Modules 4B and 7A are one day modules.
How often will the modules be repeated? All seven modules will be repeated annually
to provide a flexible approach to training for the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine.
How do you ensure the content of your training programme is up to date? The content
of the modules undergoes a vigorous quality management process under the guidance
of the programme directors to ensure that all information presented is relevant,
up to date and incorporates any recent changes to the syllabus of the Diploma in
Pharmaceutical Medicine. Furthermore, as all modules are refreshed annually this
helps to ensure that candidates for the Diploma exam receive the latest and most
Is there a reading list to support this training programme? Yes, although in our experience
the modern practice of Pharmaceutical Medicine is constantly being updated and no
single reading source fully reflects this. However, as well as updating and refreshing
our training programme each year we have compiled a reading list that contains the
most important and relevant resources to assist individuals with their training in
Pharmaceutical Medicine and to help candidates prepare for the Diploma exam. The
reading list can be found here.
What accreditation does this programme have? For each individual module, CPD points
from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine have been awarded. CPD certificates will
be given to candidates upon completion of each module.
Where will these modules take place? All modules will take place at The Bull, Oxford
Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks SL9 7PA. Information about The Bull can be found at:
www.sarova-bullhotel.com. Preferential corporate rates have been negotiated for delegates
wishing to stay at The Bull (subject to room availability). Reservations can be made
by contacting The Bull on +44 (0) 1753 885995 quoting ‘BaxterBoyd’.
How do I book a place on a module? To reserve a place on any of these modules please
contact BaxterBoyd on +44 (0)1270 270010 or email@example.com.
What is your cancellation policy? Should you be unable to attend for any reason, a
substitute delegate from the same company or organisation is welcome to attend in
your place at no extra charge. A registration may be transferred to a delegate from
the same company or organisation at anytime. If this is not possible, for cancellations
received in writing at least 28 days prior to the start of the module an administrative
charge of £100.00 (+ VAT) will be made and the remaining fees refunded. BaxterBoyd
regrets that no refunds will be given for cancellations made within 28 days of the
module start date although full course documentation will, however, be sent to the
BaxterBoyd reserves the right to vary the programme of modules without notice. In
the unlikely event that a training module has to be cancelled for any reason, BaxterBoyd
are not liable for any costs incurred by delegates in connection with their attendance.
However, in this eventuality all paid registrations will be refunded in full.