Role models in clinical practice

Questions to guide your reflection

  1. Who are your role models? Why are they your role models?
  2. What is a role model in the clinical context? Clinicians? Doctors? Nurses? Your peers? Students from other universities?
  3. What do you value in a clinician?
  4. Why do clinicians think students are unprofessional? Why do students often think clinicians are unprofessional?
  5. What assumptions do clinicians make about students?
  6. What assumptions do students make about clinicians?

Additional reading

Dijk, N. Van, Etten-jamaludin, F. S. Van, & Waard, M. W. (2013). The attributes of the clinical trainer as a role model: A systematic review. Academic Medicine, 88(1).

Sandhu, G., Rich, J. V, Magas, C., & Walker, G. R. (2015). A diverging view of role modelling in medical education. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(1).