Annual Review of Competence Progression
The Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) is a formal review of a trainee's progress towards completing the PMST programme and eligibility for entry on to the GMC's specialist register for pharmaceutical medicine.
Trainees must participate in the ARCP each year. The ARCP process is important for the trainee to gain specialist certification and to revalidate as fit to practise.
The ARCP process is conducted by a panel under the authority of the Postgraduate Dean for the Pharmaceutical Medicine Deanery.
The panel will review the trainee’s e-portfolio and the Educational Supervisor’s assessment of the trainee’s progress. The panel will, based on these sources of information, issue an appropriate ARCP outcome indicating either satisfactory or unsatisfactory progress in training.
The panel also advises the Postgraduate Dean in her capacity as Responsible Officer for the Deanery on any concerns about a trainee’s fitness to practise.