Down and Dirty Details for Designing a Portfolio

October 17
Location TBA, Parnassus, San Francisco CA


Special Topics Educational Skills Workshop
Down and Dirty Details for Designing a Portfolio

Led by:

Lee Atkinson-McEvoy, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Patricia O’Sullivan, EdD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Research and Development in Medical Education

A portfolio must be carefully designed to be effective for a learner to provide evidence of competency and a plan for personal development. This workshop is designed for those faculty members who have considered portfolios for their programs and would like to begin in earnest. Participants should come to the workshop with a working title for a portfolio plan. We will follow a 10-step process using a workbook to guide our activities.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Use a workbook to develop a portfolio plan. 
  • Discuss with others issues at each step.
  • Develop a written response for each of the 10 steps.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Define a portfolio and distinguish between showcase and learning portfolios.
  • Describe the relationship between artifacts and reflections in a portfolio.
  • Describe the role of faculty mentors/advisors.
  • Determine ways to engage learners and faculty in portfolios.
  • Develop a work plan for a portfolio project.


UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of three AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Course No. MGR13075