Here are a few updates on items we discussed in this Autumn’s RCPCH trainees’ committee meeting.
The paediatric curriculum is being re-vamped! The GMC have asked all Colleges to change their curriculum and so hopefully this is an opportunity to make it much more user-friendly and an aide to training. Rachael Mitchell is your curriculum rep – there will be plenty of updates over the coming months but if you are keen to be involved in the re-vamp get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
MSF: You are now able to open your own MSF round whenever you choose. You can close the round whenever you want, or it will close automatically once you receive 20 responses.
Matko Marlais is your trainee rep on the RCPCH assessment executive committee (who review current assessment strategies from WPBA to START). He is happy to be contacted regarding any assessment issues/ideas for improvement: email@example.com
Website update: The kaizen e-portfolio website has been updated and is much more user friendly… see for yourself. There is also now a kaizen feedback button on the e portfolio website, so please use it!
Reflective notes: The RCPCH together with the Royal Academy of Medical Colleges is currently finalising guidance on entering information onto e-portfolio, including how to write reflective notes. Please continue to ensure that reflective entries do not include patient identifiable data. We will advertise the final version of guidance once published.
In these difficult times, it is important for us to recognise the excellent work paediatric trainees, supervisors and training units do. Please submit your nominations for the London School of Paediatric Training Awards here http://www.londonpaediatrics.co.uk/all-news/london-school-of-paediatrics-training-awards-2/). The deadline for submissions is 31st December. Winners will be announced at London School of Paediatrics Conference on 25th January 2017. Winners of the London awards will be put forward for the new national Paediatric Awards for Training Achievements (PAFTAs) run by the RCPCH Trainees Committee.
The in-betweeners: The RCPCH trainee committee have formed a working group to create strategies to help those transitioning to consultancy. Watch this space for further information.
We recognise that things have not been easy in the paediatric world recently. Please do get in touch with any concerns and we will try to help in whatever way we can..
Liz Scotney, South London RCPCH TC Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org
Roisin Begley, North East Central London RCPCH TC Representative, email@example.com
Audrey Soo, North West London RCPCH TC Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org
@DrAudreysoo @begley_roisin @Drlizscotney