The developmental cycle


Question outline

  • Professional self
    • Why general practice?
    • Tell me about your role in the practice – what role do you undertake?
    • What role do you enjoy most?
    • What do you feel about general practice now?
    • Can you describe the most difficult incident/event in the practice in the last six months?
    • What was your response?
    • How do you think your partners and staff view you?
  • Future hopes
    • Where do you want to be in five years’ time?
    • Are you on course for achieving this?
    • What do you identify as your personal strengths? Can we identify what forces will hinder your future plans?
    • What forces will act positively on future plans?
    • What do you see as your greatest achievement?
  • Social self
    • How do you spend your time when not working?
    • How would your best friend describe you?
    • What do you get from your social interests/activities?
    • Do you feel you actively make time for outside interests – or simply use what time is left after work commitments are fulfilled?
    • What do you look for in your relationships with friends?
  • Personal self
    • Tell me about the people who most influenced your formative years.
    • What characterises your own upbringing?
    • What sort of person would you describe yourself as being?
    • What events/circumstances do you find most stressful?
    • Who do you turn to for support?
    • To whom do you offer support?
  • Educational experience
    • What has been your most enjoyable educational experience?
    • Why was it enjoyable?
    • Can you give me an example of a negative learning event?
    • What effect might this have had on you?
    • What is your preferred style of learning?
    • What are
      • your strengths in learning?
      • your limitations in learning?
    • In what areas would you like to increase skills and knowledge?
  • Future plans
    • Can we define 3 objectives for your professional development?
    • Can we clarify learning needs related to these objectives?
    • What would you see as being obstacles to your professional development?
    • What would you see as our future working agenda?
    • Are there other areas of discussion you would like to develop, or return to?
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