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Doctors and healthcare professionals are so busy that they would rather do other things than spend hours working on their appraisals. However, appraisals are a vital part of your medical career. This process allows you to reflect on your past experiences and figure out how to move forward.
Dr Susi Caesar joins us to talk about how you can elevate and enjoy your professional life with annual appraisals. She shares the purpose of appraisals and how they can help you choose the best way forward in your career and personal life. Dr Susi also gives her top tips on what you can do to make this process more meaningful.
If you want to know more about appraisals and how you can benefit from them, stay tuned to this episode.
Reasons to listen
- Understand the purpose of appraisals and why you need to take part in it.
- Get tips on how you can make a good appraisal.
- Find out how your appraiser can help you identify problems, solve them and plan for the future.
The Misunderstanding About Appraisals
How to be a Critical Friend
The Importance of Communication Skills
Catching Red Flags
Burnout Among Doctors
Dr Susi’s Tips for a Good Appraisal
Choosing Your Appraiser
Dr Susi’s Final Tips for the Episode
Dr Susi Caesar: I think the main problem is a lack of understanding of the basics. What you said at the beginning was — surely your appraisal is a pass-fail, and if you don’t understand it as a quality improvement tool, if you don’t understand it as an opportunity, once a year with a peer, to just stop in a confidential protected headspace and thing, then it’s set up incorrectly from the very beginning. Rachel Morris: We’ve all been there, up till 3am, getting the paperwork together for our appraisal, and wondering if we’ve done enough CPD to pass it.…