-Linda Pololi, MBBS
Published in 2006 (BMJ Careers Jan 28, 2006:38-39), a full description of these steps is also available online at http://medschool.ucsf.edu/academy/faculty_development/CareerDevelopment.pdf .
Although Dr. Pololi admitted that this instrument could be used for anyone in any profession trying to carve out his or her career, she emphasized that most physicians and medical faculty have never gone through this reflective process and the failure to do so, she implied, has led to careers that may not be the best fit for people. Alternatively, she believes that use of this type of reflective process leads to leadership success.
People who are the most successful in carrying out their own professional development are people who end up in senior and leadership positions, she said.