Fellows' perceptions of a mandatory reflective electronic portfolio in a geriatric medicine fellowship program

Jorge G. Ruiz, Syeda S. Qadri, Marina Karides, Carmen Castillo, Marcos Milanez, Bernard A. Roos

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Abstract

Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) can be useful for evaluating and documenting mastery of competencies. We investigated geriatric medicine fellows' perceptions of an ePortfolio. We conducted surveys and focus groups followed by quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Our study revealed that fellows considered the ePortfolio acceptable and accessible. Fellows reflected on aspects relevant to postgraduate training and future practice and documented adherence to competencies. However, fellows expressed resentment about the self-reflection component, which interfered with the overall acceptance of the ePortfolio. Although ePortfolios can be powerful and reflective tools for competency assessment, care must be taken in their implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)634-652
Number of pages19
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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