A Collaborative Feedback Environment

Feedback in a clerkship is often largely experienced by learners as something that happens to them, rather than in collaboration with them. Consider creating an environment of collaborative feedback, where you solicit input from the learner and include bi-directional feedback, as a way to enhance learner buy-in while improving your own teaching.

Bi-directional feedback creates a two-way street of feedback, in which feedback is given from the preceptor to the learner, and is also solicited from the learner to the preceptor. This collaborative environment will increase the sense of felt safety from the learner, improving their receptivity to hear and incorporate feedback on their own work. It also gives the learner the opportunity to learn how to give effective and professional feedback, which is invaluable for their future careers.

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