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Feedback in Medical Education – #ukmeded Twitter chat 14-2-2013

No matter what we do or where we work we get feedback on our actions and behaviour. In (medical) education the feedback can make the difference between a successful career and failure to achieve our goals.

So this week we will share thoughts about feedback.  What works well. What does not work well. And how we learn the difference.

How feedback can be improved

I found three helpful links. One above from University of Edinburgh.  The second is a slideshow from University of Texas Paediatric department on Feedback and evaluation in medicine delivered in 2012. 2012-03-02 Providing and Receiving Feedback in Medicine (Glen Medellin, MD, Jean Petershack, MD)

The third is from JAMA in 1983 Feedback in Clinical Medicine

David Lewis

GP  Hertfordshire UK

Feb 2013


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16 June #meded chat transcript: Communication skills

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.



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