International Journal of Advanced Education and Research

International Journal of Advanced Education and Research


International Journal of Advanced Education and Research
International Journal of Advanced Education and Research
Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2021)

Implementation of the portfolio during the pediatric internship for 6th year medical students


Asmae Touzani, Amal Thimou, Bouchra Chkirate

The objectives of our work are to experiment with the Portfolio as a pedagogical device for teaching 6th year medical students during their pediatric internship, as a preliminary step to the implementation of this tool in order to improve the supervision of the pediatric internship Material and Methods: The research involves 31 students who are assigned to Pediatrics and who practiced their internship between April-July 2015. The assignment includes the collection of work during the internship period according to the PF model of a skills inventory (bibliographic session, gestures, presentation...). The material support for the Portfolios is limited to the internship notebooks and tablets with internet connection. An ECTS-type questionnaire exploring student satisfaction with teacher supervision in this pedagogical device was filled out at the end of the internship with open-ended questions. Results: Content analysis of the portfolios shows that the documents archived are mainly clinical observations and reports of various activities of the internship. The majority of students: 85.4% 13.6% (n=26±4) are motivated. They have satisfactory answers for the different items of their training and have acquired a certain degree of self-evaluation and self-direction. Conclusion: Our exploratory work on the implementation of the Portfolio allows us to verify: its acceptability by the trainees and their compliance with its realization, and its contribution to the improvement of clinical supervision: feedback and formative evaluation of competencies during clinical placements.
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