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by Dr Anne
Last updated: January 2021 by Guy Brookes
Writing and reviewing your personal development plan
(PDP) can seem a tedious process; a paper exercise at best, a
time-consuming chore at worst. Sometimes it is difficult to find
the time to meet with your peer group, let alone do the preparatory
work beforehand. In this summary of PDPs you will meet two
doctors who are struggling with all of the above, and you will be
given the opportunity to guide them through the PDP process.
This module aims to provide a clear view of what a PDP is
for, what it should include, and how it fits into the CPD
framework. By the end of the module you should be able to prepare
for, write and review a meaningful PDP to support you in continuing
your learning and avoiding the performance plateau of many senior
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