After you complete and submit your Professional Development Scheme application for moderation, you will be awarded a score and the appropriate membership level (see Table 1) which will be displayed on your profile.
Once you have been accepted into the Professional Development Scheme there are many ways to raise your score so that you can work your way up the different tiers. As you gain new skills, attend meetings, take part in training (these are just a few examples) you can add to your points and enhance your progression through the membership levels.
To add new skills, training, activities, etc., go to your profile and click ‘edit’ on the section you would like to change. Once you have updated the relevant section(s), save the changes and then re-submit your profile for moderation. Once the panel review your re-submitted profile, you will be awarded your new score and, if appropriate, your new membership tier and/or level.
Table 2 shows you how many points you can earn for different training and activities.
|Supervision: > 6 students/staff||400|
|Supervision: 1 – 5 students/staff||300|
|Professional courses & qualifications||200|
|Conference: Oral presentation||200|
|Conference: Poster presentation||100|
|Publications: 1st author||200|
|Publications: Last author||200|
|Short course - (0 - 2 wks)||50|
|Long course - (> 2 wks)||100|
|Planning or coordinating||150|
|Seminar/CMES/Journal Club: Presented||50|
|Seminar/CMES/Journal Club: Attended||10|
|Global Health Trials: Submit training material||100|
|Global Health Trials: Submit an article||100|
|Global Health Trials: Reviewer||50|
|Global Health Trials: Taking an e-learning course||25|
|Global Health Trials: Blog||15|
|Global Health Trials: Discussion||10|
|Other relevant professional activities||TBD|
If you are involved in a professional activity that is not listed but which you feel should earn you points, please tell us about it in the ‘Other Professional Activity’ section of your profile and then submit it for moderation. The panel will review your application and, if the activity is judged as being relevant to your professional development, will award you a new score and if applicable, a new membership tier and/or level.