All entrants to a UK foundation programme need an e-portfolio. Avinash Aujayeb explains how to make the most of it
If you already know what is meant by Mini-CEXs, CBDs, DOPs, RITAs (record of in training assessment), and ARCPs (annual review of competence progression) then there is no point reading on, but for the rest of us, these need to be understood.
The e-portfolio came into practice over the past two years and has replaced the paper documentation needed to achieve progress at postgraduate level. It has certainly proved to be a sure way to stimulate professional development and to provide ample opportunities for assessment and feedback over quite a long period of time. It enables evidence from various sources to be assimilated and can be constantly updated.
Many aspects can be a struggle, however, and this article aims to try to help the doctors of tomorrow, and even those of today.
Preparatory lectures—Go to all the preparatory lectures on how to produce the portfolio. I didn't (maybe there was