PPD Student Guidebook 2011

Topics: Medicine, Physician, Assessment Pages: 28 (7571 words) Published: December 3, 2014
Personal and
Professional Development
(IMED4421/2, 5521/2, 6621/2)

PPD Student
Guidebook and Portfolio
2011

Version 2011

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all - Aristotle The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated - Plato

The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head.
Osler W. Aequanimitas: With other addresses to medical students. 2nd ed. (Philadelphia: Blakiston's Son, 1920) p.386

The following sources were used as reference for this guidebook. a) The University of Newcastle, Australia Mentoring Guidelines b) Flinders University Website
c) www.cygnusmentoring.co.uk

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Introduction................................................................................................... 4 Why is PPD so important.............................................................................. 5 What do we mean by Professionalism in medicine?.................................... 6 What is a PPD portfolio?.............................................................................. 7 Reflective practice........................................................................................ 8 Mentoring...................................................................................................... 9 Administrative details.................................................................................... 12 Level 3.......................................................................................................... 12 Level 4.......................................................................................................... 13 Level 5.......................................................................................................... 14 The Portfolio and Interview Process............................................................ 14 Helpful Hints................................................................................................. 15 Level 6 PPD................................................................................................. 16 Essay topic.................................................................................................... 16 Assessment.................................................................................................. 17 FAQs about PPD.......................................................................................... 19 IMPORTANT DATES.................................................................................... 20 Appendices.................................................................................................... 21 One: Level 3 PPD Portfolio and Interview Record.............................. 22 Two: Level 4 PPD Portfolio and Interview record............................... 23 Three: Level 5 PPD Portfolio and Interview Record.............................. 24 Four: Level 6 PPD Portfolio, Ethics Essay and Interview Record....... 26 Five: Example of Application for WA Intern........................................ 27

Introduction
Doctors work in a very privileged position, with diverse opportunities that allow us to work with and help people and communities. With these opportunities come responsibilities and challenges. Personal and Professional Development (PPD) is one of the four themes in the UWA Medical curriculum. It provides you with an opportunity to learn about and reflect on issues related to your professional life. The graduate outcomes related to this theme are:



Apply ethical behaviour to professional practice



Know one‟s own professional and legal responsibilities



Apply the principles of life-long learning and continuing education



Apply principles of self care



Engage career development pathways

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