Preparing for your PYA

PYA's are currently paused and will be temporarily replaced with a process run locally called PYR (Penultimate Year Review).  Your PSO will email you when necessary.  It is similar to the PYA process but no External will review your portfolio.

The JRCPTB provides advice on preparing for the PYA and the forms you will need to complete in advance. This includes details of on-calls, clinics and procedures for each post and a copy of your Curriculum Vitae, so it’s a good idea to have these prepared in advance.  You will also be asked about your attendance at all  mandatory courses  and be expected to make plans to attend any that are outstanding by your final ARCP.  Don’t forget that the ARCP requirements apply every year.

You will be expected to have registered with the Royal College of Physicians online CPD diary.

On the day, you will be asked to provide a brief presentation to the panel (4-5 slides). During your PYA, the panel will discuss and confirm your CCT date and identify any outstanding requirements for completion of training with you.

An online PYA form will be completed by the External Representative, on Eportfolio for both Acute Internal Medicine and General (Internal) Medicine (GIM) clearly showing your PYA targets. You must have met all of the mandatory targets by the time of your final ARCP.  An outcome 6 (completion of training) form will be completed for both AIM and GIM. 


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