Feedback and Evaluation in Clinical Teaching--Basic Concepts

0.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Category: Small Group Teaching

There is strong evidence that feedback can significantly improve learning processes and outcomes. In this module you will have an opportunity to learn about the key elements of effective feedback, models for feedback and the creation of an action plan, as well as strategies for evaluation that will be helpful to residents and fellows teaching in various clinical environments.


Kimberly Tartaglia, M.D.

Dr. Tartaglia joined the OSU medical staff in 2008 after completing her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Chicago. Since coming to Ohio State, she has been actively involved in several quality initiatives including improving care of patients admitted with COPD, advocating for judicious use of antibiotics, and improving communication with primary care providers around high risk medications. For her work, she was named a 2012 Top Hospitalist by the American College of Physicians.

Additionally, Dr. Tartaglia has become involved in medical student curriculum design and educational research. She has served as Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine and currently serves as Associate Director for Clinical Curriculum in the Division of Hospital Medicine. In 2012, she was named Mentor of the Year award for Internal Medicine.


  1. Recognize the key elements of effective feedback.
  2. Identify the steps of the OSU College of Medicine Feedback Model.
  3. List the components of a SMART action plan.
  4. Categorize the differences between feedback and evaluation.
  5. Review the pitfalls and pearls for completing evaluations.

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.