, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 173-179
Date: 09 Jan 2014

Portfolios as a Novel Approach for Residency Evaluation

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The authors describe the development process for a portfolio that programs may use for evaluating psychiatry residents. A committee carefully developed the portfolio requirements for 13 necessary skills in psychiatry. Psychiatrists were trained to rate portfolios. Review of the development and training process suggested that portfolios provided information both on individual residents and on the residency program itself. The process requires orientation of both residents and faculty, attention to time demands, and availability of examples and resources.

Drs. Andy Powell and Jay Rankin provided valuable insights while serving as portfolio raters. Val Shue provided editing expertise. The Edward J. Stemmler MD Medical Education Research Fund of the National Board of Medical Examiners provided support for this project through Grant 60-9899 (“Demonstration of a Portfolio Assessment in Residency Education,” P. S. O’Sullivan, Principal Investigator).
This work was presented at the Association for Academic Psychiatry Annual Meeting, October 6, 2000, Vancouver, BC, Canada.