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Reflective model developed at WMS published by General Medical Council


The General Medical Council has published on its website a new reflective model that has been developed by Warwick Medical School staff and students as an example of good practice.

Research has shown that 90% of medical students encounter a professional dilemma during their clinical placements but are less likely to report issues compared with nursing students. The ‘WHOA!’ model provides a simple, easy to remember and structured approach to thinking through professional dilemmas so that students can speak up for their colleagues and for patient safety.

The model was developed by staff and students, including third year Dean Skutela and second year Jordan Moss, who were awarded a prize for presenting the work at the Academy of Medical Educators’ annual general meeting earlier this year.

Dr Anne Marie Chilton, who helped develop the model, says: “Several other medical schools and university departments have already fed back that the model is really useful and practical. We’re delighted that it's now available online for everyone to use".

You can find out more about the model here.