Factors that influence GP trainees’ engagement with e-portfolio

  • Fri 14 Dec 18

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Room 2S2.3.20

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Health and Social Care, School of

In this seminar Jon Rouse, Programme Director for Southend GP Specialist Training Programme, will discuss factors that influence GP trainees’ engagement with e-portfolio.

The consumerist model of health service provision and medical education, combined with the adoption of the European Working Time Directive, has necessitated a shortened postgraduate medical training. To retain public reassurance regarding professional standards, quality and regulation. competency-based models of education were encouraged and greater emphasis was placed on workplace-based assessment.

Portfolios, regarded as being an important tool for driving experiential learning, reflection and delivering competency-based models of education (Dekker et al, 2009), have been widely introduced across all postgraduate medical specialities, providing educational, strategic and regulatory benefits. Whilst early piloted portfolios had positive feedback the literature and anecdotal evidence suggests that trainee engagement with them is somewhat variable and the reasons for this are not fully understood.

This talk discusses the findings of a social constructivist grounded theory study of general practice trainees in which engagement was ultimately influenced by an investment decision. The findings of this study resonate with other extant psychological theories that highlight value and worth in medical education and discussion of some of these will also be included.

Please book your place for this seminar on eventbrite.

(Please note that this event is being hosted on Colchester Campus. If you are based at Southend campus you will be able to watch this seminar via Skype in room GB.2.18. Spaces are limited so please still register on through the eventbrite link.)

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