Penultimate Year Assessments (PYAs) have been suspended by the Statutory Education Bodies (SEBs) of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The JRCPTB recognises that it is critically important that trainees approaching their final year of training know what they need to do to complete their training by their planned date of CCT. The Training Program Directors (TPDs) and trainee members of the GIM SAC propose that this be achieved by implementing a more structured approach to the assessment of GIM training at trainees’ penultimate ARCPs, which should also help to reduce undesirable variation in process and outcomes for trainees in different regions. This structured approach will be termed a ‘Penultimate Year Review’ (PYR).
Please see the JRCPTB website for further information on GIM PYR and the documentation required. If you need to request a GIM PYR please contact us via the support portal.
When should I have my GIM PYA?
If you are dual accredited in GIM and 12-18 months from CCT, you will require a GIM PYA as well as having a PYA in your Specialty programme. This will be arranged separately from your Specialty PYA with GIM TPDs, and may include a GIM ARCP. GIM PYA dates are scheduled on the basis of proximity to CCT date and invites are automatically sent out to trainees on this basis. Or you can contact us if you need to request a PYA within a specific timeframe and we will do our best to accommodate your request. You can contact us by submitting a form here.
CCT date changes
Please let us know at the earliest opportunity via PSP query, with General Internal Medicine selected as the specialty if your CCT date has changed. This is to enable us to contact you closer to the time of your PYA.
More information on GIM PYAs
For more information on GIM PYAS please visit the JRCPTB wesbite. The website contains guidance on what to expect for your PYA, what your responcibilites are and how to prepare.
You can visit the website by clicking here.
If you are considering dropping GIM and therefore will not require a PYA you need to discuss this with your specialty TPD and complete the Dropping GIM form. Please see the Dropping GIM FAQ for guidance around this.