Andrew Tomkins

Department of Health, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK


  • Research Article   
    Physician Trainee Mistrust of the E-Portfolio and Workplace Based Assessment Process
    Author(s): Andrew Tomkins*, Cathy Sherratt and Mumtaz Patel

    Objective: The Electronic-portolio (ePortfolio) has played a major role in postgraduate medical training in the United Kingdom (UK) for many years, having been created to help facilitate lifelong learning. Its use is multifaceted in supporting development through formative and summative assessment, quality assurance and promotion of self-reflection in order to enhance future performance. A recent high profile medicolegal case in the UK illuminated pre-existing issues with the ePortfolio. This study, contacted at the time when the medico legal case was in the appeals process, aimed to establish trainees’ experiences of the ePortfolio, including their perceptions of the trust they held in the system. Methods: As part of a larger study into physician trainees’ perceptions of workplace based assessments value, physician specialty trainees (n=14) attended two focus gr.. Read More»

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