MRCGP – ePortfolio and Exams

The MRCGP is made up of; workplace-based assessment (WPBA) which is recorded on an ePortfolio, the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) and the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT). Each of these components is independent and addresses different competencies and skills, which would be expected of a GP Specialty Trainee but together they cover the curriculum for specialty training for general practice.  To obtain a Certificate in Completion of Training (CCT) the trainee must satisfactorily complete all three components as well as doing a full 36 months in GP Training.

Useful links to the RCGP Website
Guidance on completing the eportfolio
Educational Supervisors Reports (ESR)
The ESR is completed twice a year, in January & June.  It is very important that you submit the review on time.  For further details please click on the link below:

What are the ESR Deadlines?
ESR 1 – End of review period should be 2 February 2021 and submitted on Thursday 21 January 2021 – All GP Trainees (incl OOS & OOP Trainees)

  • 28 January 2021 – ARCPs now completed

ESR 2 – submission & ARCP dates for June 2020

ST1 and Out of Sync and OOP ST1s

  • ESR 2 – 12/05/2021
  • ARCP panel – 02/06/21 PM
  • ARCP panel – 03/06/2021

ST2 and Out of Sync and OOP ST2s

  • ESR 2 – 19/05/2021
  • ARCP Panel – 09/06/2021 PM
  •         ARCP Panel – 10/06/2021

ST3 and Out of Sync and OOP ST3s

  • ESR 2 – 26/05/2021
  • ARCP Panel – 16/06/2021 PM
  •         ARCP Panel – 17/06/2021

A completed Enhanced Form R must be submitted by all ST1/ST2/Out of Sync and ST3 trainees by 7 May 2021.  Failure to provide a fully completed Form R by this date will mean an adverse ARCP Outcome.

Quick Guide on Form R's

What is an ARCP Panel?
The ARCP Panels role is to review your progression based on the evidence contained in the eportfolio. The Panel makes a recommendation about your training. The possible outcomes and more about the panel can be viewed in the Gold Guide for Specialty Training

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