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William T. Branch, Jr. and Anuradha Paranjape. Feedback and Reflection: Teaching
Methods for Clinical Settings Acad Med 2002 77: 1185-1188 Brief review by Steve Miller, Columbia University


William T. Branch, Jr. and Anuradha Paranjape. Feedback and Reflection: Teaching Methods for Clinical Settings Acad Med 2002 77: 1185-1188

Brief review by Steve Miller, Columbia University

This is a terrific description of the components of giving effective feedback and facilitating reflection. Dr. Branch provides concrete advice on how to do both. He recommends that asking learners " what have you learned from this experience?" is an important step in facilitating reflection. The attributes of a compassionate and responsible physician include the ability to self correct - and reflection is a key skill.

(Dr. Branch is famous for using written assignments to promote reflection among students and residents. Do you explicitly facilitate reflection among your learners? If yes, describe how. SM)

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