This section gives some information about the original educational background behind the MRCGP and the eportfolio. Some of the detail of how the eportfolio now operates will have changed with the development of the tool.

Definitions

Clinical supervisor

“A trainer who is selected and appropriately trained to be responsible for overseeing a specified trainee’s clinical work and providing constructive feedback during a training placement. Some training schemes appoint an educational supervisor for each placement. The roles of clinical and educational supervisor may then be merged.”

Educational supervisor

“A trainer who is selected and appropriately trained to be responsible for the overall supervision and management of a specified trainee’s educational progress during a training placement or series of placements. The educational supervisor is responsible for the trainee’s educational agreement.”

Certification

The MRCGP process

The MRCGP exam

Applied knowledge test (AKT)

This is an applied knowledge test, NOT a knowledge test.

Workplace based assessment (WBPA)

Clinical skills assessment (CSA)