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The purpose of the workshop will be to address the issues, raised above, through exchange of experiences, in order to support those who are already delivering PPD portfolios or who are planning to do so, to students in the first years of their medical, dental or veterinary degree.
This will be achieved through several different means; namely short presentations from three medical schools, that have each adopted different strategies for introducing PPD portfolios, two of which are paper based (Manchester and Glasgow) and one (Newcastle) is electronic. This will be followed by small group discussions, which directly address the issues raised above e.g. assessment, evaluation, development of single portfolios for the entire medical degree and beyond, training of mentors/tutors. The workshop will culminate in a plenary round up session in which discussion groups will report back.
> assess the impact the portfolio has on the attitudes and performance of the students and consider how this might be evaluated
> identify the best means of delivery, particularly in relation to student numbers and the implications for tutor/mentor training
> evaluate the possibility of developing a single PPD portfolio for the whole of the undergraduate medical curriculum and beyond
Following on from the workshop there will be:
1. A report of the workshop to include resources, PowerPoint slides of the presentations, examples of PPD portfolios, reports of discussion groups and addresses of contacts.
2. The establishment of a national interest group in ?early years? PPD portfolios, to ensure the best dissemination of experience and stimulate development of the means for its delivery, assessment and evaluation.
3. Plans for collaborative investigations, to be published in a peer reviewed journal, which will not only be a record of comparative approaches but would also address key questions, e.g. the relationship between success with PPD portfolio and exam results.
Both Dr Braidman and Dr Cotton have co-ordinating roles in delivering PPD in the early years of the undergraduate medical curricula including developing student and tutor notes, training tutor/facilitators and in running workshops in their respective Medical Schools. Dr Cotton is responsible for vocational Studies in years 1 and 2 which includes PPD, ethics, communication skills, clinical skills, finding out and evidence based medicine and organises workshops for 50 to 150 hospital and GP tutors. Dr Braidman, apart from her key role in delivery of PPD portfolios, has wide experience in undergraduate medical teaching as a PBL tutor/facilitator. She has implemented a novel interprofessional teaching workshop in Manchester entitled ?Thinking Beyond Boundaries: An Interprofessional Case Management Conference? and leads workshops on interprofessional teaching and learning for University of Manchester Medical School education development programmes. The Manchester education group in general has experience in workshop facilitation at ILTHE events (See below).
Staff who are involved in and/or are considering the introduction of professional and personal portfolios to early years medical, dental or veterinary undergraduates. Please note that although the examples to be explored are in the medical context the same principles can be applied in the dental and veterinary fields.
Chancellors Hotel and Confence CentreChancellors Way Moseley Road Fallowfield Manchester
* This workshop is co-hosted, co-hosted events are facilitated and delivered jointly by MEDEV and another institution(s).