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MEdIC Series | The Case of the Awkward Assessors – Expert Review and Curated Commentary


Awkward AssessorsThe Case of the Awkward Assessors outlined a scenario where faculty members are put in a difficult position as they try to provide negative feedback to a medical student working in the ED. What did the ALiEM community think of this case? This month the MEdIC team, led by Brent Thoma (@Brent_Thoma) and Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) hosted a MEdIC series discussion around this issue with insights from the ALiEM community. We are proud to present to you the Curated Community Commentary and our 2 expert opinions. Thank-you to all our participants for contributing to the very rich discussions last week.

This follow-up post includes

  • Posts by our solicited expert respondents: Dr. Karen Hauer, Associate Dean for Assessment and Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and Dr. Inna Leybell, Assistant EM Residency Program Director at NYU/Bellevue Medical Centers
  • A summary of insights from the ALiEM community derived from the Twitter and blog discussions
  • Freely downloadable PDF versions of the case and expert responses for use in continuing medical education activities
Expert response 1: Effective feedback delivery: Before, during, and after
Expert response 2: The Art of Feedback
The Case of the Awkward Assessors: Curated from the community

Case and Responses for Download

Click Here (or on the picture below) to download the case and responses as a PDF.

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Brent Thoma, MD MA
ALiEM Associate Editor
Emergency Medicine Research Director at the University of Saskatchewan
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Brent Thoma, MD MA