Top Tips: What can you do to improve your chance of getting an Outcome 1 at ARCP?
We have put this together to try to ensure that the ARCP process runs more smoothly. By following these guidelines you will have a better chance of obtaining an outcome 1 at ARCP.
- Enrol with the JRCPTB
- Look at the ARCP decision aid targets at the start of each period of training so you have plenty of time to collect evidence and pass any required examinations
- Where appropriate, you must have a currently valid ALS certificate (< 4 years since previous certification)
- You should record meetings with your supervisor at beginning and end of each post; the interval between any other meetings during the year should not exceed 6 months in posts lasting a full year
- An Educational Supervisor’s report should be in your e portfolio for the training year
- Make sure that WPBAs are spaced proportionately throughout the training year (for guidance - no more than ¼ of the annual minimum number of WPBA within 1 month of the ARCP panel)
- Whenever possible, do not use the ticketing system for completion of WPBAs except for completion of the MSF. Feedback on your performance must always be done at the time of the assessment and it is strongly encouraged that records should also be entered in your e portfolio at the time of the assessment.
- You must have a valid and satisfactory MSF in the years when it is specified in the ARCP decision aid. The MSF should have entries from at least 12 multi-professional raters (at least 3 of whom must be consultants) submitted onto the e portfolio inside an acceptable time window after the request is initiated (< 3 months).
If you are struggling with any of the above, please discuss this with your educational supervisor and/or training programme director well before the ARCP panel.