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ePortfolio

PortfolioBuilder is the FOM ePortfolio which enables trainees to record the official documentary evidence required by Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) panels to make a positive recommendation for progression in Higher Specialty Training.

Registration will be available from Monday 14th August: https://fom.portfoliobuilder.eu/home

The FOM strongly recommends that trainees use the system as it is the best way to keep an up to date record of your training activity, as well as ensure easy access and review for your supervisor(s). We do however appreciate that some transition time will be required and the length of that time period will vary for different trainees.

Work is ongoing to liaise with colleagues nationally, working towards electronic ARCP delivery using PortfolioBuilder. More information will be issued in Q1 2018, following this period of consultation.

Further guidance is available under section 4 of the FOM Training Handbook and for useful tips and hints follow our ePortfolio dedicated twitter account @fomportfolio.

Further guidance on gaining maximum value from feedback and reflection is referenced on the trainee resources page.

Help and Support

PortfolioBuilder has a number of user support options. The platform is linked to a bespoke support centre (Knowledge Base), which contains a number of helpful articles written for trainees, supervisors and assessors. Users can email support@fomportfolio.zendesk.com with technical enquiries or contact the help desk directly on 0800 987 1004, which is available Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00. If users have any suggestions for future development of the platform then they can also use the ‘Make a suggestion…’ feature within PortfolioBuilder.

Please note that FOM cannot help with any technical queries; however, we are still very happy to answer questions related directly to specialty training via training@fom.ac.uk.

Information Governance

The FOM general data protection statement can be found in our terms and conditions.

Further specific guidance for trainees and trainers on the legal aspects of use of ePortfolios is provided for all Royal Colleges and Faculties by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.