ePortfolios: Documenting Life Long Learning of Professionals to Reflect Practice Excellence

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ePortfolios: Documenting Life Long Learning of Professionals to Reflect Practice Excellence. Watson M. eHealth week 2010 (Barcelona: CCIB Convention Centre; 2010)

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ePortfolios: Documenting Life Long Learning of Professionals to Reflect Practice Excellence

  1. 1. ePortfolios: Documenting Life Long Learning of Professionals Dr Mike Watson NHS Education for Scotland
  2. 2. Career structure for doctors in UK Undergraduate Postgraduate Career development
  3. 3. Medical Posts and Placements Undergraduate Postgraduate Career Student Foundation (2years) development 5 years Specialty (3-8 years) Specialist or GP
  4. 4. Life Long Pathway Career Undergraduate Postgraduate Development Seamless transition and information transfer
  5. 5. Life Long Pathway E-portfolio A mechanism for structured recording of learning outcomes. A personal record of: 1.Learning activity 2.Learning progression – reflection 3.Progress through assessment 4.Organised demonstration of outcomes
  6. 6. E-portfolio - Life Long Record An individual’s own record providing for selective access, to demonstrate evidence of Fitness to Practice: • University – interaction with faculty • Deanery – monitor trainee progression • Royal Colleges - application of multiple curricula • General Medical Council – achieve mandatory requirements • Employer – safe to practice
  7. 7. E-portfolio & Foundation Programme • Initial Scottish pilot – now 14300 trainees in UK • Single curriculum in portfolio linked to: • Assessment • Reflection • Multi-source feedback • etc
  8. 8. Linking contents • Link a curriculum competency to evidence items • Assessments
  9. 9. educational log submitted events – FY1 & 2 Submitted "events" 6000 5000 4000 FY1 count 3000 FY2 2000 1000 0 l am r ng r n nt re e ia se pe he tio ur ve or tu di ur ex pa ot ed ta c t a te tu co le re en oc an es pr fic pr ni sig event type
  10. 10. Multi –source feedback – tools and usage Multi-source feedback submitted Aug 08 - Jun 09 (10 months) FY1 and FY2 (n = 12,707)* 106,510 120,000 100,000 80,000 54,924 60,000 40,000 17,007 20,000 0 MSF (Scot) miniPAT TAB
  11. 11. E-portfolio & Specialty medical Programmes • 27 different curricula - Core and Specialist • Assessments completed • Faculty monitoring • Multi-source feedback (360)
  12. 12. Assessments submitted to ePortfolio for Physician trainees (UK) August 2008 – July 2009 (n = 6183 trainees) 60000 59897 50000 40000 30000 22896 24284 20310 20000 15213 10000 0 miniCEX ACAT CbD DOPS MSF
  13. 13. Assessor Consultant/GP SPR Nurse Other* 18000 16000 14000 12000 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 miniCEX DOPS ACAT CbD * Other includes SHO, SAS and unspecified
  14. 14. Multisource Feedback Assessors (Physician trainees SPR, 11108 2008/09) Consultant/GP, 10207 Nurse, 12327 Other, 10512 SHO, 12043 AHP, 1950 Secretary, 1750
  15. 15. General Practitioner Appraisal in Scotland • Structured presentation of information at interview – 4727 GPs, 170 appraisers • Map against GMC requirements – Good Medical Practice • Learning needs assessment • Inform a 5 year revalidation cycle
  16. 16. Appraisees’ Learning Needs
  17. 17. Supporting revalidation Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 1.1 Maintain your professional performance 1.2 Apply knowledge and experience to practice 1.3 Keep clear, accurate and legible records 2.1 Put into effect systems to protect patients and improve care 2.2 Respond to risks safety 2.3 Protect patients and colleagues from any risk posed by your health 3.1 Communicate effectively 3.2 Work Constructively with colleagues and delegate effectively 3.3 Establish and maintain partnerships with patients 4.1 Show respect for patients 4.2 Treat patients and colleagues fairly and without discrimination 4.3 Act with honesty and integrity
  18. 18. The challenge for UK Medicine • Portfolios must be fit for purpose • Variety developed/in development • Interoperability/data transfer requirements • Security issues
  19. 19. Conclusion • Individual’s own record • Critical record of life long learning • Meet requirements of regulators • Unique research base

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