Candidates wishing to submit an application to the ACPS for a Training Position are required to organise and attend clinical rotations in podiatric surgery. To participate in clinical rotations the candidate must be a financial member of the college (Affiliate status). The college can provide a list of fellows of the college who will accept practitioners on clinical rotation.
A minimum of ten sessions (each of four hours, or one half day) must be spent with fellow of the college. This experience should be gained by visiting three separate Fellows. The sessions should be split equally between office consulting sessions and operating theatre sessions. Using the actual cases observed in these sessions, the Fellow will provide feedback to the candidate on their knowledge skills and professionalism. Feedback will be provided to the candidate in the form of completed Clinical Rotation Assessment Form (CRAF) from each of the clinical rotations.
This means that three (3) separate forms will be completed. The Fellow will also discuss any particular strengths and weaknesses noted in the candidate’s knowledge of peri operative assessment and management.
Complete Three Clinical Rotation Assessment Forms
Using the actual cases observed in the podiatric surgical clinical rotations, the respective Fellow of the ACPS will provide feedback to the candidate on their knowledge, skills and professionalism. Feedback will be provided to the candidate in the form of a Clinical Rotation Assessment Form(CRAF). Given that the candidate will spend time between three separate Fellows of the college, three (3) separate CRAF forms will be completed. It should be noted that the CRAF assessment involves no actual decision-making or clinical intervention on any patient, however actual patients and cases are used as the basis for clinical discussion that forms part of interactive process. Candidates must organise to bring bank copies of the CRAF forms to the podiatric surgical clinical rotations. The candidate must submit the three CRAF forms as supporting documentation with the Application for Registration for a Training Position.
Complete an Affiliate Logbook of Office Based and Surgical Cases
All the podiatric surgical rotations must be recorded on the ACPS Affiliate logbook. The logbook should contain details of all relevant clinical and surgical experience of the candidate. The log-book should include the date of each rotation and all cases observed during their office based and surgical rotations. The logbook is submitted as supporting documentation with the Application for Registration for a Training Position.