Assessment

The College is responsible for:

  • managing the continuous development, implementation and evaluation of workplace-based assessments for medical and clinical scientist trainees. 
  • managing the Learning Environment for Pathology Trainees (LEPT) system, an online record of learning on which all workplace-based assessments for medical trainees are recorded.
  • supporting and providing content for other e-portfolios such as the Online Learning and Assessment Tool (OLAT) for Clinical Scientists undertaking Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) and the RCP e-portfolio for medical microbiology and medical virology.

These pages will support and assist trainees in the collection of evidence of their professional skills, attitude and appropriate everyday clinical competences which will be assesed through workplace-based assessments (WPBA).

Trainees who specialise in chemical pathology and histopathology must use the LEPT system for WPBA as well as multi source feedback (MSF), which also includes an e-Portfolio to support the Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) process. 

Trainees in medical microbiology and medical virology on the revised 2010 curricula have been moved to the JRCPTB ePortfolio.  Trainees on the 2014 medical microbiology and medical virology must also use the JRCPTB e-portfolio.

Clinical Scientist trainees undertaking HSST must use the OLAT provided by the National School of Healthcare Science.

There is guidance on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges website about what information trainees should keep in their e-portfolio: http://www.aomrc.org.uk/publications/reports-guidance/academy-guidance-e-portfolios/