Learning Environment for Pathology Trainees (LEPT) system

The Learning Environment for Pathology Trainees (LEPT) system is for medical trainees in chemical pathology (including metabolic medicine), histopathology (including subspecialty trainees in cytopathology), forensic pathology, diagnostic neuropathology and paediatric and perinatal pathology.

The LEPT system is an ePortfolio which is designed to capture trainees' progress during training. It records workplace-based assessments including multi-source feedback (MSF) and a functionality to support the Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) process.  The ePortfolio also provides the Educational Supervisor Structured Report (ESSR) which gives a snapshot of a year's training which is used to inform the ARCP.


It is for Specialty Registrars (StRs) appointed to one of the following:

a.   A specialty training programme with a National Training Number (NTN)
b.   A locum appointment for training (LAT)

The LEPT system is also applicable to trainees in the above specialties who are participating in the International Trainee Support Scheme (ITSS) and the Medical Training Initiative in Pathology - MTI(Path).

Medical microbiology and medical virology trainees are required to use the JRCPTB ePortfolio.

Demonstration of the LEPT System... Deaneries/LETBs are reminded that demonstration of the LEPT system can be arranged. For further information or to make arrangements for a demonstration, please contact Sandra Dewar via email at: assessment@rcpath.org.


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

In light of the legal case of Dr Bawa-Garba and the use of reflection, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and COPMeD have produced an interim statement on some key principles for reflective practice: http://www.aomrc.org.uk/statements/summary-guidance-entering-information-e-portfolio/.