If you're new to Portfolio Online, this article is for you.
To get started on the Royal College of Psychiatrists ePortfolio, you'll need to register for a Portfolio Online account. It is free for registered members, affiliates or pre-membership psychiatric trainees of the Royal College of Psychiatry. If you are not already a member of the College, contact the College's membership department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the registration process, you will be asked a series of questions to set up your Portfolio Online account such as the name of your Training Programme Director or named Educational or Clinical Supervisor.
Once you're done with that & you've had your first meeting with your supervisor, you can request they write up notes about your Induction Meeting by requesting a review, or you can write up some notes yourself by adding an activity to your portfolio and using the 'supervision' proforma.
With an induction meeting with your supervisor all done, you will be in a good position to start adding learning objectives to your portfolio which can be linked to the competencies in the curriculum. The assessments and some other activities that you put in your portfolio can be linked to the curriculum too, through your PDP items if you like. Here are some useful links to our 'how to' guides to help you build a successful portfolio of evidence:
- Request a Work Place Based Assesment
- Add an activity to a trainee portfolio
- Map an activity to a competency
- Request a Review
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