The Competency-Based Curriculum for Specialist Core Training in Psychiatry outlines the minimum number of each assessment needed to be undertaken in core training, but this is an estimate of the numbers that are likely to be needed to ensure a broad coverage of the Curriculum. Many trainees will require more than this minimum, none will require fewer.
Educational supervisors work with trainees to develop and facilitate an individual learning plan which addresses the trainee's educational needs. They are best-placed to advise trainees about workplace-based assessments and how they contribute to a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates developing competence.
Trainees should note that educational supervisors will draw attention to trainees who appear satisfied that they have completed the minimum necessary.
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