What is a FIT Portfolio?
Your FIT Portfolio is a master compilation of the items that document your progress in, and ultimately completion of, the FIT program. The purpose of requiring FITs to maintain their FIT Portfolio throughout their program tenure is to provide a non-burdensome, meaningful and educational practice for FITs to track documentation of their FIT progress, which will be used by the FIT committee to make assessments regarding progress and graduation.
What is the FIT Progress Tracker?
The Progress Tracker displays the required skills components of the FIT program first by the 4 core domains: Facilitation, Workshop Content & Development, Coaching, and Personal Awareness. Each core domain is then broken down into its respective Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs). Finally, each EPA is then broken down into specific microskills. The tracker allows for a qualitative assessment of each EPA, with space for faculty narrative assessment (specific and illustrative) and FIT narrative assessment.
When to update and submit your FIT Portfolio?
Submit: January (If you started the FIT program in January 2018, your FIT Portfolio would be due January 2019, and annually thereafter for each additional year you are in the program).
Update: It is suggested that you update your FIT Progress Tracker regularly.
As a FIT, your primary venues for demonstrating and receiving feedback on your skills are Winter Course and ENRICH, attendance at which are required of all FITs. Therefore, you should aim to update this document at least once after Winter Course and once after ENRICH. This will not only allow for more real-time reflection and steady progress, but will also make it easier each year when you submit your full FIT Portfolio!
Who should sign off on your microskills and provide a narrative for your EPAs?
Any ACH faculty member may sign off on your microskills and provide a narrative for your EPAs. This could include a faculty member in in whose Winter Course personal awareness group or ENRICH learning group you participated or assisted with, a faculty member in whose Winter Course FIT Skills session you participated, a faculty member in whose Winter Course or ENRICH workshop you participated, or your ACH Guide. The goal is to capture a variety of faculty’s assessment of you to paint a picture of your progress and abilities.
What are faculty responsible for?
- Entrustment decision(s) resulting in signing off on individual EPAs.
- Direct observation of the FIT
- Honest feedback to the FIT
- Please note that any one individual faculty member is not the sole determinant of the FIT's readiness to graduate from the FIT program. The decision regarding readiness to graduate will be made by the FIT Committee on the basis of reviewing multiple pieces of data from multiple sources.