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Personal Life-Long Learning Plans Launched

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December 2, 2005. This summer, CCNMTL and the School for Dental and Oral Surgery introduced the Personal Life-Long Learning PLans (PL3P) to post-doctoral dental residents in the Advanced Education and General Dentistry and General Practice Residency courses. Funded by a three-year grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), PL3P serves as a portal for post-graduate dental education at Columbia, providing students with tools that promote active learning and reflection, including private home pages and blogs.

Students can upload files, including images, Word, and PowerPoint documents, into various folders that can be organized by topics, cases, or seminar presentations. Mentors can then review completed portfolios and provide feedback on student work. PL3P provides a space that promotes reflection and dialogue between residents and their mentors.