Professional Development Map (Responsibility (Utilize a planner., Turn…
Professional Development Map
Give my peers constructive advice.
When I finish my patient early, observe my peers and give them advice. If allowed, it may be good to write something constructive on their clinical assessment form.
Recognize others when I think they are doing a good job.
Write achievable and realistic goals before clinic. For example, don't make it a goal to perio chart in 5 minutes if you know this is not possible for you.
At the end of week, recognize my improvements.
Don't be too hard on myself.
If I do not meet my goals for the day or week, explore why those goals were not met, make a new plan, and try to reach the newly set goal.
Every day ask myself what I learned, what I did well on, and what could be improved in the future.
In restorative, compare the tooth that I am working on to the tooth on the opposite side of the arch.
Utilize a planner.
Turn every assignments in on time.
Don't be late to class.
Complete all of my "end of the day tasks" at the end of the day.
Slug bust at the end of every clinic day, and encourage those around me to do this as well.
Strive for accurate patient treatment. Every time I complete a perio chart, I want to pretend that I am completing it for boards. This is the same with debridement. I don't want to ask a professor to check a quadrant unless I think it would pass in the boards exam.
Refer to a periodontist when needed.
Do a PASS score at every appointment.
When I make a mistake in clinic, I want to own up to the mistake instead of trying to hide it.
Role model: My grandpa
My grandpa, no matter what the situation, always chooses to do the right thing. He is the most honest person I know, and encourages others around him to be honest as well.
If a patient needs a filling done as soon as possible, give them to a student who has the soonest opening instead of postponing the restoration until I have an opening.
If I have two or three .4 patients that I don't need to fulfill requirements, help another student out by giving them a patient.
Never compare myself or my work to other students.
Give every patient all of their treatment options despite their financial status.