The reflective practitioner

The reflective practitioner guidance supports medical students, doctors in training and doctors engaging in revalidation on how to reflect as part of their practice. It has been developed jointly by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the UK Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD), the General Medical Council (GMC), and the Medical Schools Council.

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The reflective practitioner - a guide for medical students

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Working with the Medical Schools Council, we have created a dedicated introduction to reflective practice designed for medical students. If you're a medical student, read how reflecting will benefit you as a doctor, and how reflecting can benefit you now.

The reflective practitioner - a guide for medical students

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Benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner

We have produced a joint statement with eight other healthcare regulators. This joint statement sets out our common expectations for health and care professionals to be reflective practitioners, engaging meaningfully in reflection and the benefits it brings.