What is the difference between my PYA and my ARCP?

The differences are subtle but significant:

ARCPPYA
Reviews trainee progress against that yearReviews trainee progress within whole programme
Compares regional/ home trainees data per yearCompares national information across regions and years
Can be done without the trainee presentCannot be done without the trainee present
Cannot review its own programme within the GMC requirements for quality assurance of trainingCan provide enough data to review programmes in line with GMC quality assurance requirements
Reviews trainee competencyReviews trainee confidence - provides trainee an opportunity to seek non-deanery opinion