Pediatrics Central™ is an all-in-one application that puts valuable medical information, via your mobile device or the web, in the hands of clinicians treating infants, children, and adolescents. Explore these free sample topics:
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- Formative, nonevaluative, objective appraisal of performance aimed at modifying and improving clinical skills, correcting deficits, and improving future performance
- Targeted to specific (observed) behaviors the trainee already does well and those in need of improvement
- Immediate and formative, not summative
- Formative feedback sometimes called “low stakes”
- Presents information, not judgment
- Can be positive (reinforcing) or negative (constructive or corrective) or both
- Feedback involves a specific event or occurrence versus compliment/criticism, which are more vague and general.
- Like evaluation, should ideally be based on objective observations
- Summative judgment
- Equivalent to grading and/or assigning a final grade for the rotation
- Intent is to tell learners how they performed.
- Like feedback, should ideally be based on objective observations
Compliment and Criticism
- COMPLIMENT: a polite expression of praise or admiration
- CRITICISM: an expression of disapproval based on perceived faults or mistakes
- These are typically general, judgmental, and are not goal based or not based on specific observations.