Reflect on your journey as a graduate student. What specific skills have you honed? What specific skills do you feel you need to continue to work on? What is the most valuable thing you have learned from your journey? How do you feel your MSDH work will impact your future? What role do you see for yourself in the future that will provide balance and satisfaction in your life?
As a MSDH candidate, you are gaining knowledge to fulfill all the professional roles of the dental hygienist. In which roles do you feel most competent? Which roles require more growth? Reflect on how you will fulfill these roles in the future.
Reflect on your professional development and career goals. What have you done to enhance your professional development? How has professional development affected your leadership, teaching and or administrative skills? What is your personal plan for continued achievement in professional development?
Reflect on your technological abilities. How has your knowledge of technology increased? Or decreased? What impact has your technological abilities had on your teaching abilities? What are your future goals with regard to emerging technology and your career choices?
Reflect on your own cultural competence/sensitivity. Describe a colleague you feel is culturally competent/sensitive. Why? What skills and or qualities can you develop to nurture your cultural competence/sensitivity? How will your increased awareness of the importance of diversity and cultural competence/sensitivity influence your growth as a leader and or educator?
Evaluation is crucial to growth however it can be a painful process if we don’t receive a thoughtful and constructive critique. Reflect on how you receive feedback. Consider what skills would be helpful in receiving feedback. How do you think these skills will impact your reception of future feedback?