Since August 2007 there is a single training and assessment system for UK trained doctors wishing to obtain a CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) in General Practice. Satisfactory completion of the scheme is an essential requirement for entry to the General Medical Council’s GP Register and for membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners. The MRCGP is an integrated assessment programme that includes three components.
The MRCGP is a three stage exam, comprising elements that test your knowledge – (Applied Knowledge Test) AKT, that allow you to demonstrate your ability in controlled practical examination conditions – (Clinical Skills Assessment) CSA, and finally a continuous portfolio of real life learning and experience – (Work Place Based Assessment) WPBA
Each of these is independent and tests different skills but together they cover the curriculum for specialty training for general practice. Evidence for the workplace-based assessment is collected in the eportfolio of each GP trainee.
More on the MRCGP at the RCGP – GP Curriculum and Assessment Site.