It was great to see some new medical and health care educators tweeters join this week’s UK/EU #meded chat on communication skills teaching. Good too, to see medical students continuing to join in and give their perspectives. The students highlighted that it was helpful to have communication skills sessions videoed, but for these to be effective there needed to be structured and detailed feedback. Perhaps not surprisingly, they reported that feedback is often lacking or of poor quality. @DrPlumEU tweeted a link to Pendeleton’s rules, which he uses to help build a positive learning environment and provide structured feedback. There was one group that students singled out as providing valuable feedback and this was simulated patients, they find their feedback particularly useful.
You can catch up with all of this week’s chat in the transcript below.
The topic for next week’s chat is interprofessional education.