Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP)
The ARCP is the review of a trainee’s documented evidence of progress against their curriculum, resulting in a panel decision on the trainee’s further training.
The ARCP panel will review the trainee’s progression against the ARCP Decision Aid. Each Specialty curriculum has an ARCP Decision Aid which can be accessed on the JRCPTB website. Trainees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Decision Aid for their specialty (remember if you are dual accrediting with GIM you will also need to meet the requirements in the GIM curriculum).
Trainees in Specialty Training (ST3+) will usually have 1 ARCP per year. Where a trainee has received a non-standard Outcome or where concerns arise, the ARCP process may be more frequent and in some circumstances interim reviews may be arranged
Internal Medicine Stage 1 trainees will have 2 Interim reviews c throughout the 2 year training programme.
All trainees must ensure that their ePortfolio record is up to date prior to the scheduled ARCPs. Trainees are expected to complete their ePortfolio throughout the year and not leave everything to the last two weeks before the ARCP.
Annual Requirements for ARCP
All PGSoM trainees are required, in addition to JRCPTB specifications, to complete on an annual basis:
- TAB version of multi-source feedback. The guidance for completion of TAB can be downloaded here
- Completion of National Trainee Survey (GMC) and the National Education and Training Survey (HEE), which is a brief survey evaluation of the post in which trainees have been working