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Midterm review of progression trial outline

Thursday, 20 April 2017

The recently announced midterm review of progression (MRP) trial for year 2 trainees and their training officers is due to begin on 24 April 2017. The MRP will give year 2 trainees and their training officers the opportunity to reflect on the trainee's progression on the Scientist Training Programme (STP) and it will also enable any concerns or issues to be identified and addressed. The trial MRP is for learning and evaluation purposes only but if any significant concerns or issues are highlighted during the trial, the School will address these issues and offer support as appropriate.

The trial will comprise of:

  • the trainee's self evaluation of their progress;
  • the training officer's evaluation of the trainee's progress;
  • an overview by the School of the completion status of signed off competencies and assessments associated with rotations on OLAT (online learning and assessment tool).

Trainees and training officers will have approximately 3 weeks from the date of notification to complete and submit their evaluations via an online form. The anticipated timeline for the stages of the MRP is:

Date Activity
Monday 24 April 2017 All year 2 trainees and training officers will receive an email with a link to the online form. The form should be completed and submitted by 5pm on Monday 15 May 2017.
Monday 8 May 2017 An email reminder will go out regarding the deadline for the submission of the online form.
Monday 15 May 2017 Online form will close at 5pm.
Thursday 22 June 2017 The outcome of the review will be returned to the trainee and will be copied to their training officer.

All year 2 trainees and training officers that will be involved in the trial should ensure that they inform the School of any changes to their contact details.

Any queries about the MRP should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further details about the MRP are available.