Feedback

  • Feedback should provide a formative, detailed assessment of your knowledge, skills, and attitude in a timely manner so you can demonstrate improvement and reach your full potential. An evaluation should provide a summative assessment of your past performance in achieving course objectives and competencies.
  • Types of Feedback and Definitions on Neurology:
    • Formal Feedback is conducted at a set time and private location, during which your comprehensive performance is systematically reviewed.
    • Informal Feedback is spontaneous, continuous, and typically in direct response to a more specific observation.
  • At a minimum, you will receive formal feedback once during your rotation.
  • Feedback will be performed face-to-face and/or entered on-line. You may receive feedback separately from multiple individuals, or you may meet with all people providing feedback so that recommendations can be integrated and clearly communicated.
  • Feedback is based upon the same objectives and categories as your summative evaluation.
  • Feedback will be based upon a 3 level scale: Below, Meets, and Beginning to Exceed Expectations. Feedback should generally be congruous with your final evaluation, but not identical. Final evaluations are performed under a more standardized setting, supervised by the Clerkship Director who requires evidence and concrete examples to mark higher or lower than Meets Expectations.
  • Providers of feedback should list at least three areas for improvement, with an action plan on how to fulfill these. At the next feedback session, the past action plan should be reviewed to determine whether improvement was apparent.
  • If your feedback “straight-lines” on the highest marks, ask the person providing feedback if they can still find 3 specific action items to work upon for the upcoming week.

Mid-Rotation Feedback Forms

Neurological Exam Feedback Form