Dugan BD, Hughes PJ, Wright S. Use of a CPD Plan Template with SMART Goals as Part of a Diabetes Pharmacotherapy Module. Innov Pharm. 2020;11(2):10.24926/iip.v11i2.1990.

The authors’ objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plan template on quality of SMART goal development and student quiz scores. The CPD Plan template assisted students in evaluating their knowledge and building a CPD plan with SMART goals. Use of the template was associated with a ten-fold increase in the number of intermediate to good SMART goals. As 32% of students’ goals were rated as needing improvement, the authors conclude that it may be beneficial to introduce CPD to students sooner, as well as teach students more intentionally how to create and use SMART goals to improve learning.