Medical knowledge, skills, and social requirements for patient care are quickly changing, thus, doctors
are anticipated to be life-long learners to provide effective care for the patients. This paper addresses
instructional issues how to prepare medical students to be self-directed learners and how to improve
medical school and postgraduate training curricula. Now the big question is self-directed learning
(SDL) an agent in cultivating lifelong learning skills for medical students as claimed by educational
experts? This will be the focus of my critical reflection on lifelong learning.