At 14 and 15 November the EBMA conference will take place and after that at 17 and 18 November, the annual NVMO congress will take place in Egmond aan Zee. EPASS will be present here as an exhibitor. We would like to welcome everybody at our booth!
In South Africa our partner Intaka Learning successfully managed to acquire its second customer. The faculty for Family Medicine of Walter Sisulu University started using their EPASS portfolio from August 2017. The MMed (Family Medicine) Degree programme aims to prepare doctors as Family Physicians with a high level of clinical and managerial competence, to solve problems through research and become mentors and teachers within the discipline of Family Medicine in South Africa. This portfolio is used by Stellenbosch University and Walter Sisulu University.
Starting August 2017 LUMC will start using EPASS for the Biomedical Sciences program. In the Biomedical Sciences department, EPASS is used to support students with reflection on their development and decision making. The digital portfolio offers more coherence in the feedback they receive, which in turn helps with utilizing the feedback. This method makes students, teachers and coordinators become more aware of the importance of feedback. By systematically reflecting on topics like occupational orientation, students get a better view on the training, their future occupation and post-graduate education. This portfolio is been developed in close collaboration with the Biomedical Sciences department.
Recently the EPASS portfolio for Hospital Pharmacy has been introduced for residents and staff. The portfolio has been developed in close collaboration between the EPASS team and the portfolio committee of the NVZA and is based on the national educational plan ELOZ III (End-terms and Learning Goals Training Program Hospital Pharmacy). For the Hospital Pharmacy portfolio a portfolio-export function has been developed which allows residents to export all relavant yearly documents which are required for evaluation by the SRC (Specialist Registration Committee)
An export functionality is now available for residents. This allows to create an export of the data in their portfolio (e.g. forms and attachments) easily and quickly. In the near future, the functionality will be extended to include aggregated overviews.
Residents can export their portfolio in the menu ‘PROFIEL’.