Preparing for your ARCP
ARCPs in Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) and General Internal Medicine (GIM)
The Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) is the means by which the progress made by a trainee is assessed and measured, based on the explicit use of evidence. Without such evidence, a trainee will not be allowed to progress in their training.
Trainees are required to have an annual review and you will be notified of the date and documentation required at least six weeks in advance of the review.
AIM/GIM assessments take place every May. You will be notified of the date in advance and will be given a deadline of 2 weeks prior to your ARCP to submit evidence on to Eportfolio and return your to your SPC. Anything submitted after the deadline will not be considered by the panel.Enhanced Form R and Whole Scope of Practice form (if applicable) to your SPC
Please note the decision aids have been updated, please click the links below, your Speciality Co-ordinator will also send you a checklist prior to your ARCP, which you will need to complete and upload to your personal library:-
AIM 2017 ARCP Decision Aid
GIM 2017 ARCP Decision Aid
You may also find the AIM section of the JRCPTB website useful.
It is recognized that DOPs are sometimes difficult to have signed off; as such there is no minimum requirement but completion of DOPs is necessary for procedure sign-off.
Failure to submit all requirements set out in the decision guide could lead to a non-standard outcome from the ARCP panel.