oa African Journal of Health Professions Education - The development of a reflective vascular training portfolio : using a country-specific infrastructure : short report

Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5127



Reflective learning is considered an advanced form of learning; however, it has not been routinely incorporated into postgraduate and subspecialty educational surgical portfolios. The concept of training portfolios is not clearly understood by both trainees and teachers. Subspecialty surgical programmes rely heavily on logbooks and other forms of formative assessment to certify candidates. Case-based self-reflection in postgraduate training may be used as an additional educational tool and incorporated into the curricula vitae of trainees. We describe the method used to assess a vascular case, based on a self-reflective training method (vascular case portfolio).

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