The College launched its first e-portfolio in 2007 with the introduction of run-through training as part of Modernising Medical Careers (MMC). In 2014 the College conducted a membership survey and the feedback highlighted that the e-portfolio was no longer meeting the needs of trainees, supervisors or College staff.
One of the College’s strategic aims is to continue to develop training, education and assessment for the benefit of ophthalmologists and patients. A new e-Portfolio was developed and launched in September 2016 to offer an improved system for trainees and supervisors to facilitate the assessment process.
The current system has less reliance on uploaded document forms, incorporates the Clinical and Educational Supervisor Reports in online format, as well as the ARCP form, and enables the College to create and amend assessment templates. It also provides flexibility to respond to changes in the curriculum, including The Shape of Training Review, and the ability to accommodate multiple curricula without expensive development costs.
The system assists trainees in gathering evidence and supervisors in reviewing progress of their training; CPD users experience a simplified process of recording their development; Deaneries are able to populate ARCP forms and outcomes may be awarded online by ARCP panels.
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