Giving feedback

  • SB Khoo


Definition                                                                     Feedback refers to information describing trainees’performance in a given activity.1 Giving feedback means lettingthem know, in a timely and ongoing way, how they areperforming.2 If in doing this, one is able to change the generalmethod and pattern of performance, then we have a processtermed as Learning. (copied from article)


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Bylund C. Director, ACGME Outcome Project, New York – Presbyterian 305-2296.

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KhooS. (2012). Giving feedback. Malaysian Family Physician, 2(1), 2. Retrieved from
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