Residency

Improving resident peer feedback

Residency Program Insider, June 26, 2015

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Concerns about affecting interpersonal relationships can keep residents from providing accurate and useful peer feedback, according to a new study published in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

To explore residents’ perceptions on peer-to-peer feedback, the researchers surveyed family medicine residents at the University of Michigan and conducted focus groups. The residents reported other barriers included a lack of time, maintaining anonymity, and concerns with providing feedback to senior residents.

Residents’ suggestions included having a resident committee set guidelines, goals, and learning objectives to improve peer feedback. They also thought that feedback should be goal- and content-specific based on rotation and year.

Source: Journal of Graduate Medical Education



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