Faculty Development Resources

Faculty Development Toolkit

Resources to Improve Written Qualitative Feedback and Assessment

Studies have indicated that preceptors who provide meaningful feedback yield engaged and successful future physicians. The AAIM Faculty Development Work Group reached out to the AAIM membership, requesting institutions to share best practices, steps, and resources on how their respective institution achieved an effective qualitative written evaluation that was well-received by both faculty and students. Though the following resources have been reviewed by the AAIM Faculty Development Subcommittee, these tools’ success were measured by a select or limited constituency. 

Module 1: Providing Structure to Written Qualitative Feedback: The BOSS Framework

Overview: This guide is intended to help clinical educators provide specific behaviorally-oriented written feedback to resident and fellow physicians. Faculty will recognize the components of effective written qualitative feedback, develop statements for written feedback that employ the BOSS methodology (Brief Observation, Significance, and Suggestions), and assess the quality of written feedback based on the opinions of learners. 

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Module 2: Getting Beyond a Pleasure to Work With: An Evaluation Writing Workshop

Overview: This model is intended to help faculty devise meaningful milestones based on written evaluations.  Teaching staff will be able to identify barriers to effective written evaluations; articulate how written evaluations are integrated into a program; and consider residency evaluations from a Milestones perspective, crafting evaluations that reflect the requirements.  

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Module 3: Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine: Assessment Reasoning Tool

Overview: This compendium will assist faculty assess clinical reasoning oral presentations, providing the assessor with guidance on how to fashion written evaluations through a comprehensive assessment structure which would help shape receptive, open communication between teacher and student.