Student, Resident, or Faculty Wellness Current/Best Practices Abstract Advising|Mentoring

Developing an Undergraduate Medical Student Portfolio to Support Career Choice and Faculty Advising

T25 - Preparing Your Students for GME
Student, Resident, or Faculty Wellness
Intended Audience Track
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Current/Best Practices Abstract
Matthew Henry, PhD, DMU-COM
Leslie Wimsatt, PhD, DMU-COM

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Past research indicates that residency decision-making creates stress and anxiety for many students. This session documents the development of an innovative and data-driven approach undertaken at Des Moines University (DMU) to better address residency preparation using ePortfolios to support career choice and faculty advising. The ePortfolio encompasses four-year, longitudinal development of a curriculum vitae, exploration of medical careers, assessment of personal self-care and wellness, reflection on professional identity, and support of the residency application and interview. Lessons learned and outcomes of the strategic planning process and project implementation will be shared.