Review of a candidate's 12 month probation period
Approval Date: July 2010
Review Date: July 2013
Review By: Education and Training Committee
With the exception of the Accelerated Pathway, all Candidates who commence with the College have a 12 month probationary period, at the end of which their progress and continuing suitability to be a RACMA candidate is evaluated.
The In-Training Assessment Report will act as a probationary report and will be included in a recommendation from the Training Committee to the Education and Training Committee about continuance in the Fellowship training program or otherwise.
At 9 months from the commencement of candidacy, the Secretariat will contact the preceptor, the candidate and the supervisor to indicate that the probationary review must be completed by a nominated date
The preceptor and supervisor will prepare a Preceptor/Supervisor Report and discuss this with the candidate. The preceptor and supervisor will sign the report
The candidate will participate in a short online survey administered by the Secretariat and designed to audit basic information about the candidate's understanding of their progress in the Fellowship Training Program.
The Candidate will send the completed Preceptor/Supervisor Report to the Chair of the Board of Studies for noting and signature.
The Chair of the Board of Studies will sign the report and return it to the Candidate
The Candidate will send the completed report to the Secretariat for recording purposes, keeping a copy for him/herself
National Secretariat: will contact the preceptor and the candidate to indicate that the probationary review must be completed by a nominated date. The Secretariat will survey all participating candidates and collate the results. The Secretariat will ensure that all parties have the necessary documentation for the probationary review and document the outcome, including formal notification to the candidate.
Candidate: At 9 months from the commencement of candidacy (normally the Board meeting at which candidacy is accepted) the candidate will make contact with his/her preceptor to arrange for the Preceptor/Supervisor Report to be completed within one month.
The candidate will participate in a short survey administered by the Secretariat and designed to audit basic information about candidate’s understanding of their progress in the Fellowship Training Program.
The candidate will make sure that the National Secretariat receives a signed copy of the Preceptor/Supervisor Report for his/her personal College record/file.
Supervisor: will prepare a Preceptor/Supervisor Report and discuss this with the candidate. The supervisor will sign the report and provide a copy to the Candidate and the Preceptor. Preceptor: will prepare a Preceptor/Supervisor Report and discuss this with the candidate. The preceptor and supervisor will sign the report and the preceptor will provide a copy to the Secretariat for the candidate’s file
Chair of BOS: The Chair of the Board of Studies will review the completed In-Training Assessment Report sign it and return it to the Candidate
Training Committee: The Training Committee will receive a report from the Secretariat, and make a recommendation to the Education and Training Committee and thence to the Board on the continuation or otherwise of the candidate.
Candidate Application for Candidacy documentation
Censor in Chief report on assessment of candidacy
Chair of BOS Probation Review Report
Probation Survey template
College Constitution and Regulations
This procedure will be monitored and evaluated on an annual basis at the time of the annual probation review process.
Censor in Chief