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Med Teach. 2017 Sep 17:1-6. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1369502. [Epub ahead of print]

Twelve tips on how to compile a medical educator's portfolio.

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a Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery , Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Arrowe Park Hospital , Upton , Merseyside , UK.
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b Intensive Care Unit , The Austin Hospital , Heidelberg , Victoria , Australia.
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c Department of Medical Education , Health Education England , Manchester , UK.

Abstract

Medical education is an expanding area of specialist interest for medical professionals. Whilst most doctors will be familiar with the compilation of clinical portfolios for scrutiny of their clinical practice and provision of public accountability, teaching portfolios used specifically to gather and demonstrate medical education activity remain uncommon in many non-academic settings. For aspiring and early career medical educators in particular, their value should not be underestimated. Such a medical educator's portfolio (MEP) is a unique compendium of evidence that is invaluable for appraisal, revalidation, and promotion. It can stimulate and provide direction for professional development, and is a rich source for personal reflection and learning. We recommend that all new and aspiring medical educators prepare an MEP, and suggest twelve tips on how to skillfully compile one.

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