WEB-BASED 5-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO (5DEP) AS A COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENT TOOL IN POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL TRAINING

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https://doi.org/10.11603/ijmmr.2413-6077.2020.1.11504

Keywords:

Competency-based Medical Education (CBME), postgraduate education, electronic portfolio, feedback

Abstract

Background. New challenges of permanently changing context of healthcare system requires new methods of medical education and new assessment tools, as well. Competency-based Medical Education (CBME), framework which has been adopted as a new approach in medical education, needs appropriate assessment tool such as portfolio. Portfolio is learner-centered assessment instrument which evaluates learner’s progression towards outcomes and enables both residents and teachers to engage in a process of learning through assessment.

Objective. In this paper we aim to share our successful experience of an effective use of web-based 5-Dimensional Electronic Portfolio (5DeP) as an assessment tool in the Pilot Group.

Methods. Pilot Group of sixteen residents (six first year residents of Obstetrics/Gynecology and ten first year residents of Internal Medicine. Tbilisi State Medical University Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Continuous Professional Development) and twelve mentors (four Obstetrics/Gynecology mentor and eight Internal Medicine mentors) reported some feedback about 5-Dimensional Electronic Portfolio (5DeP) as a new assessment tool.

Results. Feedback about 5-Dimensional Electronic Portfolio (5DeP) as a new assessment tool from mentors and students demonstrated efficiency of the program. It enables assessment within a framework of transparent and declared criteria and learning objectives; provides a model for lifelong learning and continuing professional development; increases competence in a wider context with benefits to both professional and personal roles; improves organizing skills.

Conclusions. 5DeP have been recognized as an extremely effective assessment tool.

Author Biographies

Z. Bokhua, TBILISI STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (TSMU), TBILISI, GEORGIA

MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Reproductive Health Department, Director of Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Continuous Professional Development, Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia

K. Chelidze, TBILISI STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (TSMU), TBILISI, GEORGIA THE FIRST UNIVERSITY CLINIC OF TSMU, TBILISI, GEORGIA

MD, Ph.D., Professor, Chair of Internal Medicine in The First University Clinic of TSMU, The Head of Department of Internal Medicine, Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia

K. Ebralidze, TBILISI STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (TSMU), TBILISI, GEORGIA

MD, Ph.D., Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program, Head of the Organizational Service of Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Continuous Professional Development, Invited Teacher of Department of Physiology, Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia

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2020-11-11

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Bokhua, Z., Chelidze, K., & Ebralidze, K. (2020). WEB-BASED 5-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO (5DEP) AS A COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENT TOOL IN POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL TRAINING . International Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 6(1), 81–87. https://doi.org/10.11603/ijmmr.2413-6077.2020.1.11504