Professional Qualities Reflection
What is a Professional Qualities Reflection?
The Professional Qualities Reflection allows a trainee to reflect on an event, or series of events, that is medically or professionally significant to them.
Through analysis of the event(s), you will be able to identify and integrate new skills and knowledge to improve your performance.
Reflecting on your professional qualities can cause you to question your beliefs, attitudes and behaviours, and develop new ideas and insights to inform your future practice.
Questions to help you plan your reflection include:
- What happened?
- Why did it happen?
- What did you learn?
- How can you improve patient care?
- What action did you take/ will you take?
Who completes a Professional Qualities Reflection?
The Professional Qualities Reflection is included in the program requirements for Basic Training and some Advanced Training programs.
Find out more about the program requirements for Basic Training.
See each Advanced Training Program specialty page for more information about the program requirements for Advanced Training.
What event(s) can I choose?
You can choose any event(s) that impacts your professional practice for a Professional Qualities Reflection. The event(s) can be either positive or negative, and can relate to a variety of encounters you may experience in a healthcare environment.
The event(s) does not need to be dramatic or life threatening.
How do I complete a Professional Qualities Reflection?
1. Access the Professional Qualities Reflection tool using your online training portal the:
| 2. Use the Professional Qualities Reflection tool to:
- Describe an event(s) of professional significance
- Reflect on the event(s), including how you responded to it
- Describe your insights on the event(s), including how it impacts your medical professionalism
|3. Submit a completed Professional Qualities Reflection to your Professional Development Advisor (PDA)* (Basic Training) or supervisor (Advanced Training) using your online training portal:
* A PDA does not have to be an RACP Fellow. A PDA may be a Ward/Service Consultant (term supervisor), or Advanced Trainee, etc.
|4. Contact your PDA or supervisor to discuss your Professional Qualities Reflection
|5. Discuss your reflection with your PDA or supervisor and seek advice on future practice
For more information about completing your Professional Qualities Reflection, see the: