Each dental foundation trainee has a personal e-portfolio which must be maintained and is used to support their educational and professional development and career planning. The primary purpose of the e-portfolio in the Foundation Programme is to help dentists record and reflect on their progress and achievements and provide a portfolio of evidence of same.
The e-portfolio includes an educational agreement, an induction section, experience records including achievements or difficulties, the feedback from the Foundation Programme assessments, clinical audits, self-assessments, personal development plans, feedback from the trainer/educational supervisor and adviser. It will help the foundation dentist to demonstrate progression during their foundation training.
The E-portfolio offers an opportunity to record and reflect on all study days, tutorials, case presentations, lectures and courses attended during the year.
All foundation dentists must access their e-portfolio on a weekly basis and complete it contemporaneously. Regular contributions to the e-portfolio demonstrate engagement with the self-directed learning opportunities afforded by the Foundation Programme structure.