Feedback and Assessment

Evaluating operative performance is a focus of the lab as an offshoot of developing competency-based curricula for surgical skills. These evaluations consist of procedure-specific checklists and a series of global rating scales, the goal of which is to improve communication between educators and trainees regarding performance. We are currently helping to develop, implement, and evaluate these tools within orthopaedic surgery and other surgical training programs. More broadly, we are interested in understanding how assessment and feedback can be more effectively integrated into medical training. We have previously studied barriers to meaningful assessment and feedback in postgraduate medical training for orthopaedics and are currently undertaking work with respect to evaluation fatigue and faculty development around assessment.  

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