Feedback and Evaluation

The Feedback Loop

Feedback Cycle Diagram

Sources of Feedback

  Form of Feedback Types of Feedback Purpose Who Gives Feedback? Who Receives Feedback?
Year 1–2 Written Assessment Quizzes, Exams, Papers Assessment of knowledge Course Instructor Learner & Course Instructor
Self-Assessment Reflections, Self-Evaluations Self awareness of strengths, areas of improvements, and accomplishments Learner Learner
Oral Feedback Small group discussions, 1:1 MT sessions Ongoing feedback about progress (formative) Educators (e.g., Tutors, TA’s, etc.) Learners
Written Feedback MT evaluations Summative evaluation of performance Educators Learners
Peer Evaluations PAS Peer Assessment Ongoing feedback about group participation (formative) Peers Learners
Program Evaluation Course Evaluations, LEAD, Town Halls Assessment of learning process – teaching, delivery and learning Learners Course Instructors & Administrators
Year 3–4 Written & Performance Assessment SHELF & OSCE Exams Summative feedback of clinical knowledge Course Instructor Learner & Course Instructor
Oral Feedback Bedside & Conference Rounds, 1:1 Mid-Rotation Sessions Ongoing feedback about clinical performance (formative) Educators Learners
Written Feedback Mid-Rotation and End of Clerkship Evaluation of students’ performance Assessment of student clinical performance Educators (e.g., preceptors, attendings, residents, etc.) Learners
Evaluation of Clinical Educator, PBL, Lecturers Assessment of educators’ clinical teaching Learners Course Instructors & Administrators
Program Evaluation Clerkship Evaluations, SPICE, Graduation Questionnaire Assessment of clinical experiences and environment Learners Course Instructors & Administrators

Additional Sources of Feedback

  • Educational Program Survey (Program)
  • Matriculating Student Questionnaire (Program)
  • PGY1 Survey (Program)
  • Resident Match Data (Learner & Program)
  • USMLE Scores (Learner & Program)
  • End of Year 2 Survey
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