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How can I start a cycle of personal development?

Posted August 10, 2020

Using personal reflection and feedback allows physicians to recognize the value of being their very best selves on a personal level. Here are some options to help you start on a path of personal development:

  • Complete a multi-source feedback review (such as the Medical Council of Canada’s MCC 360).
  • Review feedback from peers, learners and patients with your direct supervisor or a facilitator. This feedback could be gathered through performance reviews from your colleagues, teaching evaluations or patient surveys.
  • Physician wellness is critical as burnout and system stress impact performance. Resources to address these issues may be valuable options.
  • Engage a peer for facilitated debriefing, to identify areas for improvement and for help establishing your action plan.
  • Work with a certified coach to take a deeper dive into your personal development (one option is to engage a Certified Executive Coach).