The end of the year is nearing. One year almost done as a practicing physician! My training program has an online portfolio we need to complete by the end of the year.
Initially, when I started the year, I thought it was a great idea. It seemed like a great way to keep track of all the work experience I was getting. Plus there were plenty of work-based assessments to do as well. It was when it actually started to get busy, that I realized that the online portfolio really was a pain in the ass like everyone said it was. “Just a tick box exercise.” “Waste of time.” “No one looks at it during core training.” And they were right!
I managed to complete all my necessary assessments. Still need two more meetings with my supervisors (which may not get done this week because one of my supervisors is away). And I spent most of today redundantly clicking away to link all my assessments to the curriculum. Such a waste of time.
On the bright side, I am on vacation this week. And when I get back, it’ll be two more months until I am done as a first year trainee. Then it’ll be time to start year two – new hospital, new home, new adventures.