Guidance for the Midterm Review of Progression for STP trainees

Last Updated: 17th September 2020

We conduct a review of STP trainees’ progression towards development as Clinical Scientists at approximately half way through the programme, usually in January/February of the second year. Participation in the MRP by trainees and their training officers is mandatory.


The purpose of the midterm review of progression (MRP) for STP trainees, is to:

  1. Ensure that you receive an independent evaluation of your progression.
  2. Give confidence to you, your training officer, commissioners and regulators that training is being monitored providing an independent marker of progression.
  3. Offer you and your training officer an opportunity to alert the School to any concerns, issues or barriers to progression.

By the time of the MRP, you are required to have completed and signed off all the specialist assessments and competences associated directly with your rotation modules.

It is important that you and your training officer recognises that the MRP is a summative process. This means that the evidence about each your progress and development will be used to decide about your suitability to progress to year 3 of the STP and entry to the Objective Structured Final Assessment (OSFA).