UT Radiology Residency Program Chosen as Test Site for Portfolio

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The UT Graduate School of Medicine Department of Radiology Residency Program recently earned approval as a beta test site for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Learning Portfolio.

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine Department of Radiology Residency Program recently earned approval as a beta test site for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Learning Portfolio.

The portfolio system is an interactive web-based professional development tool designed for use by resident physicians to record their learning and track their progress against defined learning objectives. It allows for feedback from physicians on the residents’ progress and will support the residents’ transition into private medical practice.

“We believe the best physicians are lifelong learners,” said Kathy Hudson, M.D., Radiology Residency Program Director. “Portfolio systems can help resident physicians track their progress in competency-based learning. They also can help develop curriculum that connects to desired educational outcomes for physicians and assist with assessing resident physician performance.”

Beta testing follows alpha testing conducted previously by the ACGME, which tested the portfolio system’s general functionality. The UT Radiology Residency Program was chosen among a national search for the beta testing phase, which will begin later in 2008. Specifically, the Radiology resident physicians will scrutinize the system by identifying specialty-specific needs.

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville is part of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the statewide academic health system. The school is home to more than 200 teaching physicians and researchers; more than 190 medical and dental resident physicians in 11 residency and 11 fellowship programs; and more than 180 volunteer faculty physicians and dentists. The school, together with clinical partner, University Health System Inc., forms the University of Tennessee Medical Center, the only academic medical center in the area. For more information about the UT Graduate School of Medicine, visit http://gsm.utmck.edu.