Disclaimer: This is an example of a distribution of EPAs throughout a term. You do not need to complete all four EPAs only a minimum of EPA 1 + one other EPA must be completed per term.

Beginning of Term Discussion

The Beginning of Term Discussion should take place each term and involves a conversation between the Term Supervisor and the prevocational doctor. 

When should it take place?

It should take place in either week 1 or week 2 of each term. 

What should it cover?

Midterm and End-of-term Assessments

All prevocational doctors undergo midterm (generally around week 5) and end-of-term assessments every term. 

Midterm assessments are designed to:

  • Provide timely feedback on your performance
  • Identify any specific learning needs that have emerged during the term
  • Discuss how these needs can be addressed

The mid-term assessment may be completed by your Term Supervisor or a registrar (with formal sign off by your Term Supervisor).  

End-of-term assessments will be completed by your Term Supervisor. The supervisor will assess whether you have met the learning objectives identified at the beginning of the term or midterm assessment. 

Midterm and end-of-term assessments will be completed using the national Prevocational Training Term Assessment Form.

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Prevocational Outcome Statements

By the end of each year of prevocational training, you should be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge outlined in the AMC Prevocational Outcome Statements. 

Outcome statements are grouped in four domains: Practitioner, Professional and Leader, Health Advocate, and Scientist and Scholar.

Term Descriptions will outline the Prevocational Outcome statements that could be achieved during that term. If an outcome statement was unable to achieved during the prevocational year, you may be required to provide supplementary evidence (e.g., course attendance).

The work expected of Prevocational Doctors in assessing and caring for patients including appropriately communicating, documenting, prescribing, ordering investigations and transferring care.

The professional dimension of the doctor. Includes the importance of ethical behaviours, professional values, optimising personal wellbeing, lifelong learning and teamwork.

The doctor who applies whole-of-person care and partners with their patients in their care. The doctor recognises that broader determinants of health have tangible effects on their patients and takes account of their context as well as broader systemic issues.

The doctor who applies and expands their medical knowledge and evaluates and applies relevant evidence to their clinical practice.

Assessment Review Panel

At the end of each prevocational year an Assessment Review Panel will meet to evaluate your end-of-term assessments, EPA assessments and any additional learning activities you have documents to determine if they recommend progression to the next stage of training.

Resources

AMC National Prevocational Training Term Assessment Form

Prevocational Outcome Statements

Video – Key Roles at your Health Service

Video – Term Objectives and Assessments

Video – How to Engage with Supervisors as a Prevocational Doctor