Assessment

The programme integrates assessment throughout the teaching curriculum. This assessment incorporates the requirements for the Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist GP Training for the Cork Programme. The criteria include continuous self, peer, and tutor assessment of each learning context: Day-Release, Hospital posts, GP Training Attachment weeks and GP Training years.

Trainees should also be familiar with the elements of the ICGP core curriculum.

Learning and assessment portfolio

All documentation concerning the trainee's learning and assessment is recorded in yearly log books. These logs contain trainee assesssments of the various parts of the teaching programme and assessments of the trainee by programme directing team, hospital teachers and trainers.


The current requirements for a certificate of satisfactory completion of training require satisfactory completion of all of the following:

  • Trainee Hospital Logs for each Hospital Training post.
  • Consultant Teacher Teacher's Reports* for each Hospital Training post.
  • Trainee Logs for each GP Practice Training Post.
  • Trainer's Reports* for each GP Practice Training Post.
  • Programme Directing Team's Reports* for attendance and overall participation in the Day-Release Programme.
  • Written Trainee Analysis of Video-Recorded Real Patient Consultations to the standard required by the Programme. 
  • A current Certificate in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • ICGP "Women's Health in General Practice Log Book".
  • Written Audit/Research Project to the standard required by the Programme.
  • A minimum of 120 hours per year in General Practice out of hours duty.

Reports* must certify:

  • At least 75% attendance (in post).
  • Active participation in training.
  • That appropriate skills and performance standards have been satisfactorily met.