Teaching Students in the Ambulatory Setting III: Evaluation and Feedback

0.25 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Category: Clinical Teaching - Ambulatory

This is the third in a series of three core modules that were created for busy, community-based preceptors who work with students in the ambulatory setting. In this final module, we focus on the principles of evaluation, feedback and coaching medical students.


Cynthia Ledford, M.D.

Dr. Ledford is dual certified in Internal Medicine and in Pediatrics and is a Stanford Faculty Development Program in Clinical Teaching trained facilitator. She served the College of Medicine in roles of Clerkship Director of Internal Medicine and Assistant Dean for Evaluation and Assessment.  Dr. Ledford is currently the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Clinical Education at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.


  1. Recognize ways in which student performance can be evaluated through observation and through questioning.
  2. Name features of effective feedback.
  3. Identify a strategy for managing each of the following potential student problems: bored, arrogant, lazy, troubled, and off-beat.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases, questions for reflection (not scored), and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with the Post Test (which requires a score of 80%) and then the Module Evaluation, followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.