Updated: May 5, 2020
By Hithin Noble
A common set of guidelines for reflecting is the STARR Framework: just Google it. It is an effective way of reflecting, but its thorough nature is in fact its downfall. Personally, it is too time-consuming and rigid for scenarios such as an MMI or traditional interview.
This is my step- to step guide to how to reflect upon an experience that has happened to you. I have called it the DEALL Framework.
3W’S – who, when, where, did this all take place etc.
What happened? OR What did you have to do in the situation?
Reasons for what you just described happening, and the goals that may have been set.
What happened next?
What was your role in this?
How did the whole situation make you feel?
4. LESSONS TO BE LEARNT
What did you really take away from the experience? Did you learn a new skill or understand more about a particular aspect of the healthcare system?
This is by-far the most important step: but it cannot be done effectively without going through the previous stages first- they all indirectly show your commitment and honesty.