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Feasibility of maintaining a portfolio for a professorial appointment in obstetrics and gynaecology in a low resource setting

Authors:

M. A. M. M. Jayawardane ,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, LK
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Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medical Sciences
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R. P. Pathiraja,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, LK
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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medical Sciences
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K. C. D. P. Silva,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, LK
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Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medical Sciences
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R. C. Fernandopulle,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, LK
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Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medical Sciences
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A. Fernando,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, LK
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Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medical Sciences
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V. U. D. Chandradeva

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, LK
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Research Assistant, Faculty of Medical Sciences
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Abstract

Objective: The main objective of this study is to assess the feasibility in replacing the portfolio in a low resource setting and its acceptance amongst the students and staff.

 

Synopsis: The objective for the study with regards to using portfolios: is it feasible for the 2 month professorial appointment in a low resource setting and its acceptance amongst the students and staff.

 

Methods: The study was conducted on 259 final year medical students for a period of two years from 2016 to 2018, using the student portfolio maintained by them during their professorial gynaecology and obstetrics appointment which is of 8 weeks duration, and the feedbacks provided by students and staff.

 

Results: Around 2 mini clinical evaluation exercise (CEX) were completed for gynaecology and obstetrics and 1 OSAT each was completed of the five different technical skills by all students. All of them completed the objective structured assessment of technical skills (OSATS) in episiotomy suturing, urine catherization and cannulation, 96% of the students were assessed on their skills for artificial rupture of membrane (ARM) and in setting up as an intravenous drip. Students managed to obtain feedback from patients, peers and nursing officers.100% positive feedback was given by the patients, 97% from peers and 92% from the nursing officers. 80% of all the logs in the portfolio were completed by the students. On an average 2 reflective writings were completed per student. 97% of the students found it as a useful tool and 97% stated that it can be easily completed.

 

Conclusion: Introduction of a portfolio for the obstetrics and gynaecology professorial appointment for medical students is possible, with good student satisfaction despite higher number of student: staff ratios.

How to Cite: Jayawardane, M.A.M.M., Pathiraja, R.P., Silva, K.C.D.P., Fernandopulle, R.C., Fernando, A. and Chandradeva, V.U.D., 2021. Feasibility of maintaining a portfolio for a professorial appointment in obstetrics and gynaecology in a low resource setting. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 43(1), pp.39–45. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v43i1.7966
Published on 08 Apr 2021.
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