Posted: March 29, 2020

Delivering Constructive Formative Feedback: A Toolkit for Medical Educators

Description

As Medical Educators, you recognize the value of formative feedback provided to medical students and residents at enhancing their clinical competence. Without proper training of educators in the delivery of formative constructive feedback, learners fail to understand their deficiencies and lack direction for improvement. Ultimately, if the feedback delivered to learners remains vague, the educational climate is compromised. 

The 18 tools within this toolbox represent educational activities and resources for use when training faculty, house staff and medical students how to deliver, receive and encourage feedback in the medical education environment. These tools have been developed with the adult learner in mind following sound andragogical practices and have been pulled together in this single flexible resource to afford others easy-to-implement tools for training. The tools may be used in isolation as training aids or in a variety of combinations to design a unique curriculum to suit a variety of learners. These may be customized to deliver remotely via synchronous or asynchronous methods.

Authors

Lisa Howley, MEd, PhD
Vanessa McPherson, MD

Contact

lhowley@aamc.org

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD), Interprofessional

Domain

Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Practice Based Learning and Improvement

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning – Asynchronous
Distance Learning – Synchronous 

Instructional Method(s)

Tutorial

Keywords

Faculty Development, Feedback