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1 nMRCGP Assessments on the e portfolio A summary for hospital clinical supervisors Maggie Eisner June 2009

2 Components of nMRCGP Applied Knowledge Test (machine marked test) – done in ST2 or ST3 Clinical Skills Assessment (simulated GP surgery) – done in ST3 in GP post Workplace Based Assessment - mini CEX (COT in GP posts), CBD, CSR, MSF, DOPS Learning log - including clinical encounters, tutorials and seminars, significant incidents, professional conversations (etc) All components matched to curriculum headings and to competency framework

3 The e portfolio Is the only record used in assessing trainees progress Trainee responsible for keeping it up to date – but may need encouraging and reminding Logon provided for Clinical Supervisor – sometimes the wrong name, e g specialtys educational lead. Can be changed on e portfolio via VTS administrator Vicky at Field House Clinical supervisor can view e portfolio (most of it) Other health professionals can enter assessments via their GMC number or with electronic ticket from trainee Educational supervisor is GP educational supervisor for the 3 years

4 Assessment of progress Educational Supervisor (GP trainer or Programme Director) meets trainee twice every 6m (month 2 and 4) At 2 nd meeting, ES evaluates evidence on e portfolio and enters Educational Review ARCP once a year (in month 10) to agree to progression from ST1 to ST2, ST2 to ST3, or grant CCT

5 Number of assessments required before ES mtg in month 4 DOPS – any time in training – Mandatory (there are others) : breast exam, Cx smears, female genital exam, male genital exam, prostate exam, rectal exam, bld gluc testing, simple dressings Observers may be SpR, staff grade, nurses, consultants miniCEX – at least 3 per 6m 15-min snapshot of doc-pt interaction Observers may be staff grades, experienced SpR, consultant MSF – 1 set of 5 per 6m in ST1, none in ST2 CSR – at least 1 per 6m, before ES mtg in month 4 CBD – at least 3 per 6m, preferably by experienced educator

6 Case based discussion – what and how? Formal, structured exercise with preparation by trainee and assessor Developed from the old MRCGP oral exam (designed to test whether trainees could consider scenarios and issues in breadth and depth) Intended to find evidence of specific competencies, not test knowledge Trainee selects 2 cases, gives copies of records to assessor in advance Assessor selects one and decides which competencies to look at frames questions around the actual case, not exploring hypothetical events

7 Practising holistically Data gathering and interpretation Making a diagnosis/decisions Clinical management Managing medical complexity Primary care admin and IMT Working with colleagues and in teams Community orientation Maintaining an ethical approach Fitness to practise Case based discussion – the competencies

8 Case based discussion – rating Expect progress from NFD to competent – excellent is a description of a mature practitioner Insufficient evidence – if you havent looked at that competency, or the case doesnt address it Needs further devel – rigid adherence to rules, superficial grasp of facts, cant apply knowledge, little judgement Competent – accesses and applies knowledge, sees things in context, conscious planning, ability to prioritise Excellent – intuitive grasp of situations, doesnt have to rely on rules, identifies underlying principles, understands context for applying knowledge

9 Case based discussion – making it useful Prepare in advance Get trainee to self rate and discuss whether you agree and why Record a few details of the case (e portfolio has no specific slot for this, put in Feedback section) to help educational supervisor to assess help trainee to reflect Encourage trainee to select case for next time which reflects the competencies they need evidence for

10 Further information nMRCGP for Consultants – Elderly medicine GP curriculum

11 Appendix Detailed descriptions of the 12 competency areas and the criteria for the 4 grades NB Each kind of assessment tests a different selection of competencies – e g CBD doesnt include nos 1 (communication) and 9 (maintaining performance, learning and teaching)













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