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Veterinary Graduate Development Programme Subcommittee

The Veterinary Graduate Development Programme (VetGDP) Subcommittee meets up to three times a year, depending on business. It is responsible for the coordination and oversight or arrangements for the VetGDP.

Members

  • Mrs Rachel Bowron
  • Miss Abigail Callow
  • Dr Mary de las Casas
  • Dr Teresa Cordovil
  • Dr Stephanie-Rae Flicker
  • Dr Hannah Hodgkiss-Geere
  • Dr Sue Paterson (Chair)
  • Dr Chloe Roberts
  • Mr Tim Walker
  • Dr Claire White
  • Dr Robert Wienesen
  • Mr Rob Williams

Terms of reference

The VetGDP subcommittee reports to Education Committee and is responsible for the coordination and oversight or arrangements for the Veterinary Graduate Development Programme (VetGDP). It will:

  • oversee and update the VetGDP policy and guidance documents where necessary
  • receive and consider periodic quality assurance reports and to advise action where appropriate
  • decide on exemptions from the VetGDP
  • manage the RCVS Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA) bank, agreeing on additions and ensuring the minimum of overlap
  • oversee the sign-off procedure including oversight of the VetGDP Adviser panel
  • oversee updates of the VetGDP Adviser training and guidance
  • deal with ad-hoc queries that may impact policy

Meetings

The subcommittee may meet up to 3 times per year. The subcommittee will meet remotely, unless there is a specific requirement to meet in person, and some of the business may be conducted by email if agreed appropriate by the subcommittee members.

The subcommittee has a quorum of 50%.