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Critical Reflection

What: Empowers the student to ask questions on how they can improve their skills or mange the problem. Under the guidance of the clinician, the student learns to take responsibility for their own learning and identify how they will seek resources to find solutions.

Why: Reflection or self-assessment allows the student to complete the learning cycle from classroom to clinic.


  • Article on how critical reflection and evidence based medicine are utilized in patient care.
  • Article on using SOAP Note as a template for Critical Reflection for the student.
  • Metacognition
  • Generational Synchronicity: Improving the Health Care Teaching Environment Setting and Scenarios with Reflective Prompts: These short video clips can be reviewed by the clinician and/or student for reflective practice in a simulated clinical setting. Link
    • Community Clinic: Supervisor and Intern
      • What are the generational issues at work here?
      • What cane the clinic supervisor do differently?
      • Describe how the supervisor could give this learner meaningful feedback?
    • Bedside Rounds on a Pediatric Ward: An Inpatient Team
      • What is wrong with this team?
      • What are the generational issues at play here?
      • What are some possible solutions to help this team better serve their patient?
    • First Day on Rotation: The Health Care Teaching Environment (Motivating Learners)
      • What is the learner’s role on the team?
      • How effective was the communication between the supervisor and learner?
      • Name a different strategy to enhance this learner’s educational experience?
      • What are the best teaching styles to use for the younger generation?