Example appraisal portfolios
The RST commissioned three medical royal colleges and faculties to develop nine example appraisal portfolios. These appraisal portfolios aim to show you what a good portfolio could include.
Each fictional portfolio is based on a doctor with a different speciality, each with a number of subsidiary roles in addition to their main one, but are relevant to doctors in other specialties. They are designed to be viewed together to inform all doctors, as they illustrate different approaches to preparing an appraisal portfolio. All portfolios exceed the minimum standards for revalidation.
They are presented as completed MAG Model Appraisal Forms.
You will need to download each portfolio to your computer and open them in Adobe Reader (version 9.4 or above) to view them as intended. As they are interactive pdfs, not all web browsers will display them. If you are using a Mac you will also need OS 10.7 or higher.
More information, including a short user guide, is available here
The portfolios represent the thinking of their respective college or faculty at the time of publication (28 March 2013). They are expected to develop and evolve in the future, as accumulating experience of revalidation-ready appraisal enables a greater understanding of good practice to emerge.
The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management was specifically asked to consider the needs of medical managers, and demonstrate how they can prepare for revalidation for their non-clinical roles. The clinical aspects of these portfolios have therefore largely been omitted in order to focus on managerial work.
Additional example portfolio (primary care): Bradford and Airedale Appraisal Team guidance notes on using the MAG model appraisal form (suitable for all doctors). Access the guidance here
You may find it helpful to read the RST’s commentary on the portfolios, which discusses the different approaches taken to each section of the portfolio - find it here