You are 15 minutes away from your own trainer profile on ISCP…..

Why Bother? The surgical training landscape is changing, with much talk of professionalising training and trainers, which will mean that being an enthusiastic amateur will no longer be enough.  On top of that, surgical trainee numbers are dropping, which will mean that fewer trainers are needed.  Those with the privilege ...
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Risks and Benefits of Reflective Writing?

The sad case involving Jack Adcock and Dr Bawa-Garba, has cast doubt on the security of reflective writing for assessment, appraisal and revalidation. (Syed 2018)  Anxieties have their foundations in the INCORRECT belief that Dr Bawa-Garba’s on line portfolio was part of the evidence in court.   According to the MPS, “the ...
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Reflective writing is a powerful way of developing professional identity

Reflective writing is a powerful way of developing professional identity Medical Education Volume 48, Issue 5 Reflections: an inquiry into medical students’ professional identity formation April 09, 2014 Authors – Anne Wong, Karen Trollope‐Kumar Abstract Context Professional identity formation plays a crucial role in the transition from medical student to doctor ...
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Give it a whirl in 3 easy steps….

Describe a significant event you can learn from without judgements or justifications….just what happened. Considering your role…what did you do well or just OK? How could you have handled things better or differently next time? Tap it into the form below and email it to me for some feedback lisa@baileysconsulting.co.uk ...
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Reflection on surgery….why bother?

Start by watching this short YouTube clip explaining what reflection is: You aren’t alone if you consider reflective writing to be irrelevant, fluffy or even a nuisance or a waste of time.  It may be that you won’t ever really enjoy it…however you might not have enjoyed biomechanics or pathology, but you still need ...
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