E - Portfolio and Learning Log
- The eportfolio is the electronic document where you record all of your learning and feedback.
- Entries are made under the following headings
- Clinical encounters (e.g. problem cases, learning points, patients unmet needs)
- Professional Conversations (appraisal, complaints, disucssion of organisation & attitude)
- Tutorials (surgery or half day release tutorials)
- Audits/Projects (audits and research)
- Significant Event Analysis
- E-learning modules
- Readings (articles, papers, web based updates)
- Courses/Certificates (Life support, CSA courses, Joint injection)
- Lectures and Seminars
- Out of Hours Sessions
- Personal Development Plan (statements which explain your goals)
- Evidence (CBD, COT, MSF, PSQ, DOPS,)
- Entries are reviewed every 6 months by the trainer or educational supervisor against the curriculums 12 competence areas.
- The eportfolio allows you and your trainer to monitor your progress against the curriculum knowledge base and the competency areas. At the end of each review you should have an idea about how you are progressing and which areas need more work.
- You should use the e-portfolio to document 'natrually occuring evidence' (NOE). Examples might be significant event analyses, audits, presentations
- A final review is carried out towards the end of training. A recommendation about your competency to practice as a GP is made based on your eportfolio evidence.
- The learning log is a reflective diary. Entries are recorded in the eportfolio and used to assess how much of the curriculum you have covered.Trainers also use the evidence they provide to show competency in one or more of the curriculums competency areas.
- A minimum of 3 entries should be made weekly. Think about the competency areas when writing your entries. Your portfolio will have to show that you have addressed all 12 of the profession competencies. You also need to show evidence of learning in all of the curriculum areas so try to spread your entries equally across the curriculum areas.
- A good entry will 'show some evidence of critical thinking and describe your thought processes. Try to be self aware and honest about your performance and feelings. Identify areas of further learning and your reasons for choosing them.
- An example of a good log entry can be found here