This is your Coaching Portfolio!  It is a web-based tool designed to assist in your career path in Neonatology.   The portfolio website is owned by you forever via google sites.

A coaching portfolio is a comprehensive record of your progression and development throughout the training program.  It provides an avenue for the thoughtful reflections, active monitoring and subsequent realignment of your program, encompassing all learning domains.

Reflection is the guiding force in shaping personal objectives during each rotation. The coaching portfolio will be reviewed regularly with your mentor, the Evaluation committee chair, the Research Chair and your Program Director.

Enjoy the journey.

Click here for a sample of what you will see on your own ePortfolio.

Definition: As Medical Experts, Neonatologists integrate all of the CanMEDS Roles, applying medical knowledge, clinical skills, and professional attitudes in their provision of patient centred care. Medical Expert is the central physician Role in the CanMEDS framework.
1. Function effectively as consultants, integrating all of the CanMEDS Roles to provide optimal, ethical, patient-centred and family-centred medical care
2. Establish and maintain clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate to the practice of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
3. Perform a complete and appropriate assessment of a patient
4. Use preventive and therapeutic interventions effectively
5. Demonstrate proficient and appropriate use of procedural skills, both diagnostic and therapeutic
6. Seek appropriate consultation from other health professionals, recognizing the limits of their own expertise


Definition: As Communicators, Neonatologists effectively facilitate the doctor-patient relationship and the dynamic exchanges that occur before, during, and after the medical encounter.
1. Develop rapport, trust, and ethical therapeutic relationships with patients and families
2. Accurately elicit and synthesize relevant information and perspectives of patients and families, colleagues, and other professionals
3. Convey relevant information and explanations to patients and families, colleagues, and other professionals
4. Develop a common understanding on issues, problems, and plans with patients, families, colleagues, and other professionals to develop a shared plan of care
5. Convey effective oral and written information about a medical encounter

Definition: As Collaborators, Neonatologists work effectively within a health care team to achieve optimal patient care.
1. Participate effectively and appropriately in an interprofessional health care team
2. Work with other health professionals effectively to prevent, negotiate, and resolve interprofessional conflict

Definition: As Leaders, Neonatologists are integral participants in health care organizations, organizing sustainable practices, making decisions concerning the allocation of resources, and contributing to the effectiveness of the health care system.
1. Participate in activities that contribute to the effectiveness of their health care organizations and systems
2. Manage their practice and career effectively
3. Allocate finite health care resources appropriately
4. Serve in administration and leadership roles, as appropriate

Definition: As Health Advocates, Neonatologists use their expertise and influence responsibly to advance the health and well-being of individual patients, communities, and populations.
1. Respond to individual patient and family health needs and concerns as part of patient care
2. Identify the determinants of health and subsequent health needs for the communities and populations that they serve
3. Respond to the health needs of the communities that they serve
4. Promote the health of individual patients, communities, and populations

Definition: As Scholars, Neonatologists demonstrate a lifelong commitment to reflective learning, as well as the creation, dissemination, application, and translation of medical knowledge.
1. Maintain and enhance professional activities through ongoing learning
2. Critically evaluate medical information and its sources and apply this appropriately to practice decisions
2. Critically evaluate medical information and its sources and apply this appropriately to practice decisions
4. Contribute to the development, dissemination, and translation of new knowledge and practices

Definition: As Professionals, Neonatologists are committed to the health and well-being of individuals and society through ethical practice, profession-led regulation, and high personal standards of behaviour.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of medical professionalism:
2. Demonstrate a commitment to their patients, profession, and society through ethical practice
3. Demonstrate a commitment to their patients, profession, and society through participation in profession-led regulation
4. Demonstrate a commitment to physician health and sustainable practice