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There once was a gal called Missy Jaf-ah-nay,

When the sun shone out she longed to play all day,

But Revalidation popped up and scared the sun away,

Poor old  Missy Jaf-ah-nay-play-away.



Top Tips for Beth


So...portfolio is bound and ready for submission..but I'll need to be doing this all again in a few years!


Would I do it differently? There's not much that I'd change, to be honest! I had a great mentor, I had all my information in one place, and although it was time consuming to compile, it was not too insanely taxing (other than the endless paper-shuffling about) as I already had my records in good order on here. The official CPD Log is a bit odd, and I would have been better just keeping a single log of CPD, rather than splitting it out into organising/attending like I did, as they don't make that distinction in the portfolio template, so I had to faff about a bit to make sure I had everything by checking all the sections.


So - treat all CPD (whether you organised or attended it) as one thing, rather than have it split out into subsections


The fact that the Personal Statement template also has ANOTHER CPD log section is pretty confusing, as it's not referred to in any of the guidance material. Which is somewhat basic, to say the least. It seems that the CPD log with the Personal Statement is to allow you to pick out the most relevant actions over the period of revalidation, and reflect on them. I stuck with 4 general things rather than specific events, as they were 4 Big Things (Convenorship, blogging, event organising, international conference attendance/bursary applying), but I have seen one (admittedly, for Fellowship), that has about a dozen, but with only 1/2 lines reflection. It can't be too big, as you're restricted to 2 sheets of A4, and the Personal Statement takes up one entire sheet of that (although they do allow you to expand the text box margins, as long as the text is still readable). Also, font size has to be 12 point or above, so your reflection's gotta be pretty brief!


So - reflect briefly on either 3/4 themes, or 6-10 events, but remember you've to stick within the A4 sheet limit. Adjust text box margins if needed.


They also want the non-evidence section paginated (you have to fill that in on the application form), so don't put any pagination on until you're absolutely sure you know what order things are going in at the front. The evidence doesn't need paginated if it's tabbed, but I put page numbers on mine anyway, for consistency. And I still don't know what order they want it it - the Reval Handbook has CV - CPD Log - Personal Statement - Supporting letter format, the application asks for the page numbers in order of CV- Personal statement - CPD Log  -Supporting Letter and supporting evidence.


So - they don't seem to care what order they want stuff in, but they do want page numbers for it!




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