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Micro-Feedback Training: Learning the art of effective feedback

Najma Baseer, Usman Mahboob, James Degnan


Multiple attributes are expected of postgraduate research supervisors. Provision of timely and effective face-to-face feedback is one such skill that carries enormous significance in supervisee’s professional development. Feedback allows the supervisees to improve upon their performances. Unfortunately, both supervisors and supervisees have contrasting approaches towards the ongoing feedback practices. This incongruence is attributed, in part, to a lack of structured pedagogic training among the medical professionals. A standardized schema is therefore required to acquire and harmonize this pedagogical skill. One such systemized way is a training method called microteaching. Microteaching has long been used to enhance and incorporate old and new undergraduate teaching skills, respectively. Here we propose a similar structured approach of micro-feedback to inculcate effective feedback skills among postgraduate research supervisors using feedback-based scenarios, simulated students, standardized checklists and audiovisual aids. Thus, micro-feedback exercise may prove to be quite promising in improving feedback practices of postgraduate research supervisors.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.336.13721

How to cite this:Baseer N, Mahboob U, Degnan J. Micro-Feedback Training: Learning the art of effective feedback. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(6):1525-1527.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.336.13721

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