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1 What do you need to become a GP? What educational programmes do we provide to help you?

2 An introduction to… MRCGP The ePortfolio Our educational programmes


4 MRCGP - Whats it all about? The new(ish) assessment process for becoming a GP (formerly nMRCGP) Began in 2007 Assesses GP competencies (what a GP should be able to do) Based on the RCGP curriculum (what a GP should know)

5 MRCGP What do YOU need to do right now? Register with the RCGP if you haven't already done so Get familiar with your ePortfolio Attend the next phase of the Induction course (WPBA courses)

6 MRCGP The Components WPBA CSAAKT

7 MRCGP AKT – applied knowledge test assesses clinical medicine, evidence based practice and GP organisational issues getting tougher each year so start studying early (i.e. now) Computer based exam, sat in Driving Test centres four times a year Pass mark usually around 70% Can only be taken in ST2 or later Costs £454

8 MRCGP CSA – clinical skills assessment Simulated surgery Takes place in London (30 Euston Square), dress code At least 3 times a year Costs £ cases, complex marking system Can only take in ST3

9 MRCGP Both AKT & CSA Maximum of 4 attempts permissible for each Valid indefinitely (used to be a 3-year limit)

10 MRCGP WPBA – work place based assessment Measures what you actually do throughout your training There are compulsory minimum requirements Learner led and recorded in ePortfolio Reviewed every 6m by Educational Supervisor Examined yearly by ARCP Panel (Annual Review of Competence Progression) More details on WPBA course

11 Components of WPBA Mini- CEX clinical examination exercise COT consultation observation tool CbD case based discussions DOPS direct observation of procedural skills MSF multi source feedback PSQ patient satisfaction questionnaire CSR clinical supervisors report NOE naturally occurring evidence Log Entries PDP personal development plan

12 ePortfolio

13 ePortfolio Hands up those who've had a look? If you haven't already - sign up and get one!! Cannot progress through training without one Much more demanding than F2 ePortfolio

14 ePortfolio What's it for? For You Educational tool for your continuing professional development The means by which you 'gather data to demonstrate your competence' For the ARCP Panel Evidence for their decision whether you can continue through training and whether you should get your CCT at the end

15 ePortfolio - It's the glue that holds learning and assessment together

16 Login Page

17 Home Page

18 Learning Log Page

19 ePortfolio collects evidence of MRCGP competences Communication and consultation skills Practising holistically Data gathering and interpretation Making diagnoses and decisions Clinical management Managing medical complexity Primary Care administration and IMT Working with colleagues and in teams Community orientation Maintaining performance, learning and teaching Maintaining an ethical approach to practice Fitness to practise Your clinical or educational supervisor will link your log entries to the competences

20 Please please please Get stuck into it as soon as possible Otherwise it will become a burden Honestly, youll regret it if you leave it for later The more you put it off, the worse it gets

21 ST1-1 requirements Log entries – reflections on clinical encounters, tutorials, lectures etc 2 per week Mini-CEX (COTs in GP)3 in 6 months CbDs3 in 6 months MSFs5 in 6 months PSQ (GP only)1 in each GP post DOPSGet practising and complete as appropriate Significant Event Analyses3 in 6 months Case presentation1 in 6 months Audit (GP only)Complete first data collection in first GP post CSR1 in 6 months Educational Supervision Review 1 in 6 months (end of post)

22 Have we given you enough detail? From feedback from previous years … Some of you will want more at this stage Some of you will be overwhelmed by what weve told you so far Weve aimed at the people in the middle

23 2 main aspects of learning Learning from experience Formal educational programmes

24 Experiential learning Experience Observe and reflect Develop concepts and generalisations Test implications of concepts in new situation

25 Our Educational Programmes

26 The Programmes A menu of events for you to choose from Trainees in hospital posts – 8 full days or 16 half days of GP- related education required in every 6 months. There is a form to help you organise this. Book time off for courses early! In GP posts you are expected to attend more. Half Day Release - HDR - every Tuesday pm – those in GP posts must attend every session, those in hospital posts as many as you can WPBA Course (part of Induction) - day 1 & 2 – mandatory day courses on the ePortfolio and Work Place Based Assessments Modular Courses – mandatory for hospital based trainees but open to all. Wednesday Tutorials for those in GP posts


28 The balance of the programme Holistic approach and specific knowledge Knowledge and skills and attitudes Learning to learn, learning from each other, teaching others Different approaches suit different people

29 WPBA Course – at Utopia, Broughton Hall, near Skipton Day 2 Weds Sept 19 Weds Oct 3 Day 1 Thurs Aug 23 Weds Sept 5

30 Modular Course Programme usually Weds at Utopia, Broughton Hall WPBA day 1 – Thur Aug 23 and 5 Sept WPBA day 2 – 19 Sept and 3 Oct AKT preparation 1 – 14 Nov and 5 Dec Safeguarding children – Thur 7 Feb & Thur 21 Feb AKT preparation 2 – 6 and 20 Mar ARCP preparation – 24 Apr and 8 May Introduction to CSA – 26 June and 3 July

31 HDR Modular courses other GP teaching 16 half days educational events in each 6 month post (excluding specialty teaching) For those in hospital posts

32 Who will support you? TPD advisor (one of us) – to contact with any concerns and issues about your training. Youll meet yours today. Educational supervisor - TPD or trainer - responsible for reviewing your progress via the e portfolio: twice in 1 st 6m, then 6 monthly Clinical supervisor – consultant or GP trainer in each post. Well soon with the allocation of educational supervisors

33 Any questions??

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