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Portfolio is a technique for combination of teaching and evaluating in educational procedure and a valuable method for evaluation of students' clinical training programs. This study evaluated effectiveness of implementation of portfolio for promoting training and evaluation performance in senior medical student in Mashhad, Iran. Portfolio includes students' logbook, report of outpatient visits, calculating health indexes, providing documentation, evaluation scores and students’ self-evaluation results. In this descriptive study, performance of senior medical students was evaluated by portfolio in 2011-13. Score of student’s performance based on portfolio and health centers supervisors’ evaluation also overall medical students’ satisfaction of evaluation function was assessed. Data analyzed by using SPSS11/5. Compared with the prior period, by application of the portfolio, performance average scores and health center supervisor's evaluation average scores of senior medical students were changed from 15 to17 and 17 to 18 respectively. Students' overall satisfaction from their teaching efficiencies and carried evaluation was 72%. Portfolio was a useful method for senior medical students’ evaluation and not only affects students' educational performance improvement, but also considerable satisfaction toward portfolio was reported.
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Author(s): Lida Jarahi Majid Reza Erfanian Seyed Mojtaba Mousavi Bazaz
Medical Student, Evaluation, Teaching, Portfolio, Educational Procedure