Reflective Case Study Guidelines for Assessment - 2012 and 2013 Examinees Only
The Reflective Case Study will be:
- Contextualised and relate to an event/s, situation/s that have impacted on the Candidate's work and have caused him or her to learn more about themselves, and/ or about becoming a professional medical manager and/ or improving the way that they work in the context of the RACMA competencies for a medical administrator.
- A reflective self analysis/critique of the personal journey located within the context and the events/ situations alluded to.
- An explication of what the Candidate has learned about themselves in the context using the framework of the RACMA competencies and how they have changed their behaviour and/ or thinking as a result
2. Reflective Case Study Structure and Assessment Criteria
(Based on: Moon (2003); Boud, 2006)
Structure and Elements
- The intervention/events are introduced and the organisational purpose for the events is described.
(The writer demonstrates awareness and understanding of the purpose of the Reflective Case Study, using this to guide selection and description of event/s/issues on which to reflect.)
- The organisational and social context is established and the intervention/events are described; stakeholders and others involved are identified. The writer places him or herself in the centre when writing about of these events.
(Writing in the First person is acceptable in this type of case study).
- The writer analyses the events i.e. what happened, what decisions the writer made and why (how did reflection influence the writer's decisions and new/next actions), the perspectives and reactions of others, the continuing responses of the writer (i.e. the social interaction) and the journey to resolution or some 'end point' (common ground).
- The writer may critique his/her own analysis and in particular the writer’s involvement in the process of generating the end point. (Comment/critical thinking and questioning on personal behaviour/actions; a comment on reactions/emotions present in the event/s) is appropriate to identify learning.
- (Any) additional ideas and further observations may be introduced ( i.e. relevant other knowledge, experience, feelings, intuitions and suggestions from others, e.g. new information, management theory, other factors such as ethical, moral, socio-political context), to illustrate how the writer comes to understand what happened. Sources should be appropriately referenced.
- A summary of the writer's learning about organisation, about others, about themselves as manager is made.
(The writer shows how the experience of the organisational event has contributed to better equip them to deal with challenges they may face as a medical manager in the future)
- Reflective thinking is present: The Candidate appears able to work with unstructured material, links relevant theory with practice, views the events/issues from different points of view (frames), is able to ‘step back’ from the situation, and to construct and reconstruct a position that reflects their understanding of their own learning process. There is a sense of moving on e.g. there is identification of a new area for further reflection or a new question is framed. There is a sense that the learning is dynamic.
- Overall, the Candidate demonstrates enhancement/personal growth of the professional self in practice.
- The Candidate turns experience into learning and uses the RACMA Medical Management Competency Framework to reference this learning.
3. The Reflective Case Study is assessed in two formats:
- Written Reflective Case Study, and
- Oral presentation at the 4 day Pre Fellowship workshop.
- Please refer to the 2012 Training Calendar for submission dates.
- Please note the oral presentation may be of the Reflective Case Study or an alternate Management Case (see guidelines below).
4. Assessment will be made by 2 Censors and feedback provided to Candidates (in the year of Oral Examination).
5. Candidates will have an opportunity to complete a minor re-write of the case study and have it reassessed as a pass. Dates for submission of re-writes will also be outlined in the annual Training Calendar.
6. The pass must be achieved and formally notified to the Candidate prior to the 4 day Pre Fellowship workshop. If a passing grade has not been achieved and formally notified prior to the 4 day workshop, the Candidate will not be eligible to present the Reflective Case Study at this workshop, or sit the Oral Examination.
7. Templates for scoring the Reflective Case Study in each of these formats will be used by Censors.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 12:34