Medical students feedback
Developing satisfying and effective feedback for medical students.
Principal applicant: Dr David Hope
- Dr Helen Cameron
- Professor Jamie Davies
Recent research in the medical school has identified several limitations in our current feedback. Firstly academic performance is unrelated to feedback satisfaction which suggests improving feedback satisfaction will not necessarily improve performance. Secondly, underperforming-students are strongly underrepresented among respondents to questionnaires and events discussing feedback, so we have little knowledge of the specific needs of such students.
This project is designed to improve current practices in three ways. Firstly, by developing our understanding of what causes satisfaction with feedback we will be able to focus our efforts on activities likely to improve it. Secondly, we will target underperforming students specifically so as to gain as much information on their needs as possible. Thirdly, we will conduct a randomised trial comparing two recent innovations in exam feedback - specific detailed feedback on every question vs. a breakdown of scores for each major area - in order to determine which approach is-most worth pursuing.
Final project report
The final project report may be downloaded below:
Further outcomes of project
The following are Powerpoint presentations, referred to in the final project report, given as examples of dissemination arising from work on this project.
An audit of OSCE feedback across the UK (pptx)
ASME developing and using the Edinburgh feedback inventory (pptx)
Developing effective feedback for underperforming medical students understanding their specific needs through semistructured interviews (ppt)
Developing Satisfying and Effective Feedback for Medical Students (pptx)
Evaluating two feedback mechanisms for MCQ exams (pptx)
Improving Academic Feedback - Turning the ship around with the power of 1000 students (pptx)
AMEE 2014 Patil Teaching Innovation Award winners - see link below