The Educator's Portfolio: Documenting your Achievements for Advancement

September 24
UCSF Library, Room CL-220/223
530 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco CA


Key Educational Skills Workshop
The Educator's Portfolio: Documenting your Achievements for Advancement

Led by:

David Irby, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Co-Director, Teaching Scholars Program

Kanade Shinkai, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology

Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH
Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development

Renee Binder, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


In this workshop, members of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators demonstrate the use of an educator’s portfolio to document evidence of the quantity, quality, and scholarly contributions of educator activities.  As a supplement the traditional CV, the educator’s portfolio can benefit UCSF educators in securing academic advancements as well as strengthening their applications to the Academy of Medical Educators. During the last hour, representatives of the School of Medicine Academic Affairs office will present general information about successful academic advancement.

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

  • Describe an educator's portfolio and the rationale for using one.
  • Identify the five components of the educator's portfolio and the criteria for judging each.
  • Explain how a portfolio can be incorporated into advancement and promotion considerations.
  • Initiate writing own portfolio.
  • List tips for applying to the Academy of Medical Educators using a portfolio.
  • Review UCSF promotion processes and how a portfolio relates to Advance.
Advance Preparation

Because this is a working session, each participant must bring a portable computing device to use to work on their own portfolio during the session.

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UCSF School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of four AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  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.
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Course No. MGR14075