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Welcome to the Gloucestershire VTS . Induction Days – Wednesday 13 th and Wednesday 20 th August 2008 Dr. Bill Foster. Who’s Who?. The learners ST1, ST2, ST3 NB e-mail addresses The teachers – Glos GP Education Team Plan, organise, support, facilitate

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Welcome to the gloucestershire vts

Welcome to the Gloucestershire VTS

Induction Days – Wednesday 13th and Wednesday 20th August 2008

Dr. Bill Foster


Who s who
Who’s Who?

  • The learners

    ST1, ST2, ST3 NB e-mail addresses

  • The teachers – Glos GP Education Team

    Plan, organise, support, facilitate

  • Administrators (At Sanford Education Centre)

  • The GP School of the Severn Deanery


What s is gloucestershire vts all about
What’s is Gloucestershire VTS all about?

  • A 3 year programme (at Glos and Chelt)

  • ST 1,2 and 3s all together

  • Regular release to GP led education

  • National curriculum

  • Emphasis of self-directed learning

  • Support for your assessment (nMRCGP) and certification of completion of training You are in the driving seat!


Finding out what is happening
Finding out what is happening

It’s all on the web sites……

  • Gloucestershire VTS website

    http://www.gpvts.org

  • The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) http://www.rcgp.org.uk

  • School of General Practice at the Severn Institute http://www.gpschoolseverninstitute.org.uk/


A look at the coming term
A look at the coming term….

http://www.gpvts.org/

The ST 1/2/3 programme on the VTS:

http://www.gpvts.org/page.aspx?id=98

More detail appears on the Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust PGME web site:

http://www.gloshospitals.org.uk/pgmec/CoursesTeaching/CGH/STRGP1_Teaching.htm


Many more exciting places to go
Many more exciting places to go!

National Library for Health

Including Clinical knowledge (prodigy)

at http://www.cks.library.nhs.uk/clinical_knowledge


How are you going to learn
How are you going to learn?

  • In the work place - experience

  • From each other (VTS discussions – both informal and in small groups)

  • Topic orientated sessions with GP focus

  • Self-directed (books, journals, e-learning)

  • Broader learning about humanity ………..more of this later……


What will a typical wendesday look like
What will a typical Wendesday look like?

  • Get here 1400 – socialise, sign in

  • Prompt start 1415

  • ST topic presentations

  • Small group work (mixed year groups)

  • Tea time

  • Large room session (outside resource)

  • Evaluation and reflection on learning

  • Prompt end at 1700

  • Some Wednesday mornings and full days


What we expect of you
What we expect of you

  • Good time keeping

  • Good attendance

    • 100% (except holidays) when in GP posts

    • Minimum of 21 half-days per year when in hospital posts

  • Bleep-free learning

  • Active participation

  • Sessions in your training practices


Attendance why a register
Attendance – why a register?

  • Accountability

    • A record of your attendance

    • Monitoring the hospital Department’s release

  • Reasons for non-attendance

    (please telephone or e-mail Hilary if you are not attending a session)

  • Sign every time

  • Stay for the whole session


Ok just tell me how i pass
OK…. Just tell me how I pass !!!

There is a lot to find out….

Got to the RCGP Website:

http://www.rcgp-curriculum.org.uk/examinations_and_assessment.aspx

Or look out for Bill’s potted PowerPoint presentation on the VTS website:

“nMRCGP WHF Aug08”


Register with rcgp and for e portfolio
Register with RCGP and for e-portfolio

  • Initial £ 131 as an ST1, £213 as ST2, £295 as ST3

    Annual Sub £197

  • Associate in Training – get the BJGP journal

    (bundles certification, assessment and membership service you require)

  • ST1 package = e-portfolio, 10% off AKT and CSA, cert services for CCT (Certificate of completion of training, Sub to New Journal for GP Trainees, Sub to BJGP)

  • Non-AIT package for CCT = £525

    http://www.rcgp.org.uk/PDF/AiT%20Leaflet.pdf


What is this e portfolio thing
What is this e-portfolio thing?

  • Web-based

  • Records your training

  • Documents evidence of your assessments

  • Enables achievement of nMRCGP

  • Helps you plan your learning

  • Encourages reflection of professional development

    https://eportfolio.rcgp.org.uk/login.asp

    We are all going to have a go!


What goes in the e portfolio
What goes in the e-portfolio?

  • A log of learning events

  • Personal development plan (PDP)

  • Evidence of all the assessments

  • A skills log

  • Personal library space (your files )

    You need to go there and explore


What happens if i have a problem
What happens if I have a problem?

  • Talk to your clinical supervisor

  • Talk to your educational supervisor

  • Talk to the VTS Course Organisers

  • Talk to your peers

  • Let us know early

  • GP School if we cant resolve problems locally

  • Register with a local GP

  • Lots of other supporting groups (e.g. AA)


That s a lot from us
That’s a lot from us …..

Time for your questions…….

? ? ? ?

(we might know some of the answers….)


Time to split to groups 1445 1530
Time to split to groups …… 1445 - 1530

ST1s with Bill, Brendon and David

  • What you can expect from your clinical supervisor and department

  • Getting the most from your jobs

  • What you can expect from your educational supervisor

  • Connecting with your practice

  • Importance of e-portfolios and ARCPS

  • Your responsibilities

  • Qs and As


Time to split to groups 1445 15301
Time to split to groups …… 1445 - 1530

ST2s with Colin and Judith

  • Structure of the VTS afternoons with timings

  • Learner involvement in presentations

  • Relating presentation to group tasks

  • Topic identification – create a wish list

  • Volunteers for dates and topics

  • ST2 post in GP – OOH experience needed

  • Connecting with your practice and educational supervisor

  • Importance of e-portfolios and ARCPS

  • Qs and As


Tea break 15 30 to 3 50
Tea-break 15-30 to 3-50

After tea…………

E-Portfolio workshop

Learning how to drive

Novices / Experts

Sharing ideas

Gaining confidence


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