What do trainees want? A review, and experience, of the RITA process

Ryland, I., Bamforth, M., Higgins, J., Brown, J. and Graham, D. (2007) What do trainees want? A review, and experience, of the RITA process. Association of Medical Education in Europe Annual Conference, 25-29 August, Trondheim, Norway.

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Abstract

Background: Specialist Registrars (SpRs) are expected to have an annual review (RITA). There are a number of models to support this process. At Mersey Deanery an annual face-to-face RITA meeting takes place. This current process is however a time-consuming and costly exercise. Work done: A pilot study of the RITA process was conducted. Questionnaires relating to aspects of the RITA review were distributed to SpRs attending RITA panels. Results: 50 completed questionnaires were received. 94% of trainees had regular meetings with their Educational Supervisor, 68% also having formal appraisal (median 30 minutes, range 10 to 60minutes). The meetings also of ered the opportunity to set personal development plans with specii c targets to optimize the training and educational needs; however only 46% reported having a current plan. Portfolios or log-books were held by 88% and 79% respectively. Career advice had been received by 84%. The opportunity to meet with the RITA panel and receive personal feedback with interactive discussion was reported as useful or very useful by 74% of the trainees. Conclusions: Free-text responses of trainees suggest that the development of specii c career guidance of ered in parallel to a more prescriptive RITA process would support the transition from trainee to consultant grade.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2010 14:51
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/910

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