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The development of a reflective vascular training portfolio: Using a country-specific infrastructure

Jayandiran Pillai, Thomas B Rangaka, Ceyhan Yazicioglu, Taalib Monareng, Martin G Veller

Abstract


Reflective learning is considered an advanced form of learning; however, it has not been routinely incorporated into postgraduate and subspecialty educational surgical portfolios. The concept of training portfolios is not clearly understood by both trainees and teachers. Subspecialty surgical programmes rely heavily on logbooks and other forms of formative assessment to certify candidates. Case-based self-reflection in postgraduate training may be used as an additional educational tool and incorporated into the curricula vitae of trainees. We describe the method used to assess a vascular case, based on a self-reflective training method (vascular case portfolio).


Authors' affiliations

Jayandiran Pillai, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Thomas B Rangaka, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Ceyhan Yazicioglu, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Taalib Monareng, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Martin G Veller, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Keywords

Vascular surgery; Portfolio; Subspecialty training

Cite this article

African Journal of Health Professions Education 2016;8(1):4-5. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.2016.v8i1.523

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-09-16
Date published: 2016-03-25

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