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This page contains news and updates about the RANZCP Fellowship Program.

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February 2019

InTrain update 

The College’s new training administration system InTrain, is now live in Australia and New Zealand for trainees, supervisors, DOTs, DOATs and others. 

InTrain can be accessed via the front page of the RANZCP website. Please use your existing RANZCP ID number and password (the same details used to access the RANZCP website) to log in. 

InTrain is to be used to submit training forms (e.g.: WBAs, EPAs and ITAs) for the rotation commencing on December 2018 (New Zealand) / February 2019 (Australia). Trainees are required to use the current paper forms for any training completed during the previous rotation. 

Any transition from paper-based processes to a modern online system requires a significant effort to migrate training information into the new system. This process includes collecting a significant amount of information from the training zones such as posts, supervisors and rotation details. This process has been very labour intensive and we appreciate your ongoing support and patience. 

Data loading is nearing completion and we expect that all trainees will have their rotations configured in InTrain very soon.

A new feature of InTrain will allow trainees to upload paper-based WBAs. This feature would be used where paper-based WBAs are required to support an EPA entrustment in InTrain. For rotation 1, 2019 only this can be used in cases where trainees may not be able to access the online WBA because their rotation details are not currently available. Trainees will be advised when this is ready for use. 

A dedicated helpdesk has been set up to assist trainees with InTrain. Please contact intrainhelp@ranzcp.org or call 1800 337 448 (toll-free from Australia) or 0800 443 827 (toll-free from New Zealand) for assistance. 

College staff are continuing to respond to support requests as quickly as possible. The majority of these requests relate to missing rotation details and these will be resolved through the data loading process. College staff are in regular contact with the training zones to address incorrect or missing or data.

December 2017

Advice for planning the Centrally Administered Summative Assessments 

The Chair of the Committee for Training (CFT) and members of the Trainee Representative Committee (TRC) have developed a joint communiqué [PDF; 72 KB] to provide trainees some guidance on how to plan completing the five Centrally Administered Summative Assessments across training.

Show cause information

The Chair of the Committee for Training (CFT) and members of the Trainee Representative Committee (TRC) have developed a joint communiqué [PDF; 99 KB] to provide assurance and transparency to the show cause process. It outlines the show cause process, summary of requests reviewed and who to contact.

September 2017

Updates to the targeted learning policy and procedures

The updated Targeted Learning (TL) Policy and Procedure is effective from 15 September 2017. A flowchat outlining the targeted learning process is available.

Three types of TL have been renamed for clarity and consistency:

  • rotation-based targeted learning: required for an unsuccessful rotation
  • progression-based targeted learning: required when the TL deadline for a centrally administered summative assessment is reached as per the trajectory
  • assessment-based targeted learning: required for two fails of the same centrally administered summative assessment.

Summary of updated rules

Rotation-based targeted learning

Trainees must commence rotation-based TL within 60 days of an unsuccessful rotation. As rotation-based TL cannot be undertaken on a break in training, a trainee on an approved break must commence it within 60 days of their return to active training. A failure to submit the Commencement Form to the College head office by 60 days will trigger a trainee’s requirement to show cause to remain in the Fellowship Program.

Rotation-based TL must be at least 3 FTE months in duration. The Completion Form is required to confirm its conclusion.

Trainees cannot progress to the next stage of training or to Fellowship if they are still in rotation-based TL, even if they have finished all other requirements.

Rotation-based TL is not a barrier to attempt any centrally administered summative assessments, including the OSCE.

Progression-based targeted learning

Trainees must commence progression-based TL within 60 days of notification. Late or non‑submission of the Commencement Form is not a barrier to attempt the assessment; however, this non-compliance will be considered in any future show cause applications related to any assessment.

Progression-based TL will now be considered complete when the relevant assessment is passed; there is no completion form. It is recommended a TL plan is reviewed approximately every 3 months and prior to any related assessment attempt.

  • Trainees who are currently enrolled in progression-based TL will now remain in TL until the assessment has been passed.
  • Trainees who have completed progression-based TL prior to 15 September 2017, but who have not yet passed the related assessment will not need to re-enter TL.

Progression-based TL can be undertaken while on an approved break in training (but this is not required and is not possible where the DOT has not agreed to the development of the TL plan).

Assessment-based targeted learning

Trainees must commence assessment-based TL within 60 days of notification; they are ineligible to re-attempt the assessment until the Commencement Form has been submitted. In addition, any non-compliance will be considered in any future show cause applications related to any assessment.

Assessment-based TL will now be considered complete when the relevant assessment is passed; there is no completion form. It is recommended a TL plan is reviewed approximately every 3 months and prior to any related assessment attempt.

  • Trainees who are currently enrolled in assessment-based TL will now remain in TL until the assessment has been passed.
  • Trainees who have completed assessment-based TL prior to 15 September 2017, but who have not yet passed the related assessment will not need to re-enter TL.

Assessment-based TL can be undertaken while on an approved break in training (but this is not required and is not possible where the DOT has not agreed to the development of the TL plan).

Progression and assessment-based targeted learning for the same assessment              

If a trainee is required to undertake both progression and assessment-based TL for the same assessment at the same time, only one TL plan is required and only one Commencement of Targeted Learning Form must be submitted to the College.

The TL plan should be reviewed at this time and at approximately every 3 months to include further support based on the assessment results, trainee’s progress, or other relevant new information.

Summary table

Type of TL

Rotation-based

Progression-based

Assessment-based

Cause

After unsuccessful rotation

At TL deadline on trajectory

After 2 unsuccessful attempts

Consequence of non-compliance

Show cause

Considered at any future show cause

Not eligible to re-attempt, considered at any future show cause

Duration

Min. 3 FTE months

Varies

Varies

Completion

Submit completion form

Passing of assessment

Passing of assessment

Assessment eligibility

Yes

Yes

Must Commence TL to re-attempt

Allow during a BIT

No

Possible if the plan is approved by DOT

Possible if the plan is approved by DOT

 

The updated Targeted Learning Policy and Procedure is available at www.ranzcp.org/RPP-Progression. Please contact training@ranzcp.org with any questions regarding these changes.

May 2017

Modified OSCE Circuit Implementation – April 2018

To ensure the ongoing sustainability of the OSCEs and meet the demand of the increasing OSCE applications, the EC and the Board have approved the introduction of a modified OSCE circuit from April 2018 onwards.

Candidates are directed to a Communiqué outlining the rationale and explaining the modified OSCE circuit.
 


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