Practice Based Learning and Improvement Portfolio

Dear Colleagues:

Attached question of the day portfolio represents a major opportunity for improvement in our residency program. It is expected that each of you without exception will research the answer to the “question of the day” until you clearly understand the entire spectrum of the topic. Once you feel that you have accomplished the cognitive mastery of the “question of the day”, write down your answer in your own original understanding of the topic. This methodology of learning is well proven and will provide maximum learning with retention which indirectly will help you better care for your patients and improve the outcomes: the ultimate accomplishment of a surgeon.

Other faculty members and I will be periodically reviewing your answers and provide feedback in your portfolio. Quality of your answers and timeliness will be confidentially monitored and will serve as an integral part of your evaluation.