How to Give Effective Feedback


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Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize generational influences on teaching and learning styles. 
  2. Define formative feedback.
  3. Use the FAST mnemonic for feedback.
  4. Recognize what parts of a student rotation to focus feedback on.
  5. Organize a feedback session and plan.
  6. Define summative feedback.
  7. Put it all together to create a student evaluation.

Target Audience

DMU preceptors and clinical instructors.


J. Michael Metts, DO, FAAP FACOP
Pediatrician; Director, Medical Student Education, Mercy Medical Center
Chair, Speciality Medicine; Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Iowa Simulation Center, Des Moines University

  • Area of Certification: Pediatrics
  • Certifying Group: American Board of Pediatrics, Inc.
  • Residency: University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Dr. Metts indicated he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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