This is just an example of a personal development plan at CT-1 psychiatry level.
PDPs are very personal to individuals based on their training needs, so please use this just as an example or guide, don’t copy it.
Personal Development Plan (Example CT-1 Psychiatry)
|INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES||LEARNING OBJECTIVES||HOW WILL THESE BE ACHIEVED?||HOW WILL ACHIEVEMENT BE DEMONSTRATED?(ASSESSMENTS)|
|Improving clinical skills||Learning the Mental State Examination and be proficient by end of the CT-1 year.||Undertaking mental state examinations in various settings in a variety of patients.Gather feedback from seniors||ACEMini-ACE|
A better understanding of community psychiatry
|Developing a better understanding of the community mental health team and community psychiatry.||Shadowing consultants in outpatient clinics.Attending a community team MDT
Shadowing CPNs on community visits.
|Learning Psychiatry Risk Assessment||Improving clinical knowledge and understanding of risk assessment.
Be able to confidently undertake risk assessments ward and in emergencies by end of CT-1 year
|Actively participating in risk assessment during clinical placements and on-calls.
Learning about formal tools used in risk assessment of psychiatry patients.
|Improve understanding of clinical research and critical appraisal.||Develop a better understanding of research methods and understanding the principles of critical appraisal.||Attending the local postgrad critical appraisal presentation and studying psychiatry journals||Critically appraising a paper and presenting to post-grad.Gathering feedback via workplace based assessments|
Participation in service Improvement
|Undertaking a clinical audit during my CT-1 year||Identifying an audit topic and guidelines.Gathering data and analysis.||Completing an audit and presenting it locally.|
|Teaching skills||Improving teaching skills and style||By actively participating in medical student teaching during their placement with the clinical team||Gathering feedback on teaching sessions.|
Improving presentation skills
|Improve data gathering skills along with differential diagnosis and formulation skills.||By finding interesting cases via clinical caseload. Gathering detailed history and discussion with seniors.Preparing case presentation||Case Presentation at the local post-gradWorkplace-based assessment.|
|Improving clinical skills||Improving understanding of psychiatry ward rounds and presenting cases at the ward rounds||Attending regular ward rounds and actively participating in ward meetings||Mini ACEACE|
|Improving communication skills||Continued reflection on communications skills with an aim to improve as it is an essential skill for a psychiatrist||Taking histories and communication with relatives of patients in supervised settings like ward, OPD and during on-calls
Gathering formal feedback from seniors and nursing colleagues
|Improving knowledge of psychotropic medications||Develop a better understanding of the community use of psychotropic medications||Reading NICE and Maudsley prescribing guidelines in relation to commonly used psychiatric medicationRefereeing to BNF||Case-Based discussion (CBD)|
|Developing knowledge of basic psychology and psychotherapy and their clinical relevance||Improving knowledge of basic psychology and psychotherapy in relation to clinical work and MRCPsych exam.||Studying basic psychology
Attending Balint groups
Shadowing clinical psychologist
Improve understanding of local
|Improving knowledge of ECT||Developing a better understanding of ECT
Understanding the theory behind ECT and recent guidelines
|Reading about ECT from various academic sources
Understanding the NICE guidelines of ECT
Attending the local ECT suit and giving E CT under supervision
|DOPSCase-Based discussion (CBD)|
|Passing Paper-A of MRCPsych exam||Improving clinical knowledge base up to the level of MRCPsych exam.||Attending the local MRCPsych courseIndividual & Group study with other trainees||The attendance record of the local MRCPsych course
Passing Paper-A of MRCPsych exam
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