UCSF Portfolios: Why is everyone talking about them? What works and what doesn't?

September 27
Medical Sciences Bldg., UCSF
513 Parnassus, Room S-157, San Francisco CA


Special Topics Educational Skills Workshop
UCSF Portfolios: Why is everyone talking about them? What works and what doesn’t?

Led by:

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

Chandler Mayfield
Director, Technology-Enabled Learning
UCSF School of Medicine

Increasingly, portfolios have been incorporated into education and continuing professional development as a way to provide evidence of competency and plan for personal development. This workshop is designed for those who have heard about portfolios and want to learn more or have worked with programs implementing portfolios and would like to learn more about the successes and challenges. Instructors will provide an overview of portfolios including the vocabulary used in portfolios, the strategy for implementation, and the successes and challenges experienced at UCSF. Participants should leave the workshop having a balanced perspective as to why and how they would want learners to use a portfolio.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Review the vocabulary around portfolios
  • Discuss examples of UCSF portfolios
  • Engage in a discussion of challenges and successes of local portfolio experiences.

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

  • Define the terminology associated with portfolios.
  • Describe examples of portfolios completed at UCSF.
  • Assess success and challenges in portfolios to justify implementation.

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