Multi-Source Feedback (ePaedMSF)
ePaedMSF is an online workplace based assessment tool for paediatric trainees, providing multi-source feedback (MSF).
MSF has been identified by the General Medical Council (GMC) as suitable assessment and revalidation evidence, and forms part of our overall assessment programme.
Guidance and dates for 2012-2013 training year
Level 1 (ST1-3)
You must have a minimum of one satisfactory ePaedMSF per year, and one of the ePaedMSF Reports within Level 1 must cover neonatal and general paediatric practice
Level 2 (ST4-5)
You must have a minimum of one satisfactory ePaedMSF per year, and one of the ePaedMSF Reports within Level 2 must cover neonatal, community and general paediatric practice
Level 3 (ST6-8)
You must have a minimum of one satisfactory ePaedMSF per year, and one of the ePaedMSF Reports within Level 3 must cover all aspects of subspecialty.
Please note: It is the trainee's responsibility to note the dates and ensure that they have completed one satisfactory ePaedMSF per training year. Ensure you check your deanery and training level in your settings page on ASSET before you start the round.
How to complete the assessment using the ASSET system:(PDF, 145KB, 7 pages)
Notes for more information on the principles behind the assessment:(PDF, 159KB, 4 pages)
An example of a completed ePaedMSF form, which demonstrates the kind of feedback that is expected: ePaedMSF Feedback Example (PDF, 51KB, 3 pages)
This registration guide can be passed to nurses and other health professionals to help them register and access assessment on ASSET:(pdf, 34KB, 1 page).
Next round: 6th February - 15th May 2013
- Please log in to your ASSET account, nominate your assessors and complete your self-assessment in time.
You must have a minimum of seven completed assessments and a self-assessment for your ePaedMSF report to be valid - we advise that you invite over 11 assessors, to help increase your pool of responses. The more assessments you gain during the round the more useful you will find your report - please remember that seven is only the minimum, we encourage you to have at least ten respondents.
20 completed responses is the maximum for the assessment, although you can invite more than 20 assessors, we suggest that you invite those you work closely with first and then if necessary invite futher assessors later on.
Your assessors must include your Educational Supervisor and 2/3 medical staff - half of which need to be consultants; 1/3 nursing or allied health professionals. To see a full list of allied health professionals please visit the Health Professions Council website.
Please note that clerical staff are not eligible to complete assessments.
- You are now able to close your round if you need to once you have achieved the minimum number of respondents, and your self-assessment. This is for those trainees who have their ARCP before a round closes - otherwise trainees should wait until the round finishes as normal in order to gain the maximum number of assessments. If you do close your round early please delete any incomplete invitations to ensure that reminders are not send unnecessarily.
Feedback will be available to both you and your Educational Supervisor simultaneously (as long as you are linked on ASSET). The completed report will appear in both your individual ASSET accounts after the round closes, and in your ePortfolio on the subsequent day.
You must be registered with the College in order to be eligible for ePaedMSF. Please see the registration page for further information.
The RCPCH ePaedMSF is only for the use of trainees or those in equivalent posts.
If you have any queries about the ePaedMSF, or how to complete it on ASSET, please contact the Assessment Team
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