Providing and receiving feedback is essential for learners
and educators alike. But inconsistencies in the delivery of feedback can cause
confusion and render these efforts ineffective.
Students and faculty recently attended a series of
discussions led by renowned medical educator Louis N. Pangaro, MD, MACP
about the evaluation of medical school students and residents, using the
framework he developed called RIME.
Prior to the event, SOM students identified their concerns
related to feedback inconsistencies. Pangaro incorporated these concerns into
his presentations, sharing how the RIME framework is most effective when
students, residents and faculty communicate based on a shared mental model.
Because the approach is similar to the way that physicians
are trained for diagnostic assessment, many educators and learners find the
framework to be intuitive.
Pangaro challenged SOM faculty to explore the implementation
of a system-wide feedback mechanism.
A small group of faculty has accepted this challenge and
will be working on how we can better implement RIME-based feedback with
learners and educators at the SOM.