• What is reflection?

    Watch our short video here

  • Professional Reflection from the BOA

    Improving Professional Practice

    Reflection made easy
  • Clinical Reflection with the BOA

    Build on Clinical Wisdom

    Reflection made easy

Reflecting on your work with the BOA has never been easier

The ultimate aim of reflection is to improve professional practice,
both the process and the result can contribute significantly to clinical wisdom.

Reflection Is….

Reflection is the ability to critically analyse what you have done
with a view to improve practice in the future.

Reflective practice is the key to surgical wisdom.

It’s a surgically relevant skill you can improve
and use throughout your career.

“Reflection on our work is not only a vital development tool for an educator, but some degree of formal reflection is going to be required of us for revalidation, so now is a good time to start”

  • Event

    Describe the event in less than 200 words, which can be a challenge but really helps you focus your mind on the most important aspects of the clinical situation.

  • Went Well

    Consider your role and what you did. What did you do well?

  • Next Time

    What could you do differently next time to achieve a better outcome?

  • Learned

    What have you learned about yourself as a surgeon?

  • Do Next

    What is the next step of development in this area for you?

Start Reflecting

The British Orthopaedic Association is making Reflection easy. Simply complete the form below, once submitted our BOA Educationalist will review your submission. You will then be contacted on the email address provided with feedback and advice on future reflection.

What others say about Reflection

Jeremy Field

Reflection has enlightened my surgical practice. I was a committed sceptic. I was one of those who said ‘well I do this all the time anyway’ – only later realising that I was ruminating or justifying.

Jeremy FieldBSc, ChM, FRCS, FRCS Ed(Orth)
Anna Vandana

Really concentrated my mind on what reflective writing is for and how to do it. I now don’t consider it a paper pushing exercise.

Anna VandanaMA, PhD, FRCS Ed
Ramzi Milli

All I needed was a framework for approaching reflection. How to create reflective pieces that fit in with the qualities of a good doctor.

Ramzi MilliMB(Hons), MMSc, MCh, FRCSI, FRCS(Orth)
Prof. Clarke

Reflection on our work is not only a vital development tool for an educator but it some form of formal reflection is going to be required of us for revalidation so it will be a good time to start

Prof. ClarkeMD, MChOrth, FRCS(C)