Preparing for your PYA

Approximately 12-18 months before the end of training, trainees will have a Penultimate Year Assessment (PYA) in both Acute Internal Medicine and General (Internal) Medicine (GIM).  If you think your PYA is due at the next ARCP round and haven’t heard a couple of months before, you should contact your SPC.

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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