ERIC Number: EJ866311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Fellows' Perceptions of a Mandatory Reflective Electronic Portfolio in a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
Ruiz, Jorge G.; Qadri, Syeda S.; Karides, Marina; Castillo, Carmen; Milanez, Marcos; Roos, Bernard A.
Educational Gerontology, v35 n7 p634-652 2009
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.
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Qualitative Research, Geriatrics, Data Analysis, Focus Groups, Fellowships, Reflection, Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Internet, Evaluation Methods, Graduate Medical Education, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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