Mentoring, Supervision, Assessment, & Feedback

Learning occurring in the clinical environment is a core part of graduate medical education programs. These dynamic, real-world laboratories can challenge physician educators to provide consistent quality education and an appropriate level of supervision. Mentoring, Supervision, Assessment, and Feedback presentations address best practices in mentoring; supervising housestaff and promoting progressive autonomy and flexibility in the clinical environment; aligning curricular and rotation objectives with clinical assessment and feedback; methods of assessment and feedback in the clinical environment, etc.  

Assessment and Feedback

  • Speaker: Linda Ding, MD
  • Description: Assessment and Feedback
  • Objectives: Objectives for this session will be developed based on the needs of the department.
  • Location and Resources: Standard classroom with audiovisual support.
  • Time: TBD

From Ithaca and Back: Getting the Most Out of Your Mentoring Relationship

  • Speaker: Samuel A. McQuiston, MD
  • Description: The mentee in a relationship steers the relationship, but often mentees do not understand the potential in their relationship with their mentor(s). This workshop provides mentees with the understanding of the mentor-mentee relationship and the importance of the mentee’s responsibility in their own mentoring.
  • Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to…
    • Describe the characteristics of effective mentors and successful mentees,
    • Understand the need for multiple mentors to create a panel of experts to guide their career, and
    • Maximize relationships and interactions with mentors.
  • Location and Resources: Standard classroom with audiovisual support.
  • Time: 1 hour

Higher Order Questioning

  • Speaker: Tim Gilbert, PhD
  • Description: Higher Order Questioning
  • Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to get students to think and problem solve instead of regurgitating facts using Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain.
  • Location and Resources: Classroom with tables audiovisual support.
  • Time: 60-90 minutes

Mentoring the Journey

  • Speaker: Samuel A. McQuiston, MD
  • Description: This interactive session is designed to educate faculty members on effective methods in mentoring. Participants draw on their firsthand experiences in relationships with mentors and information on best practices in mentoring to develop skills their mentoring skills.
  • Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to…
    • Describe the characteristics of effective mentors and successful mentees,
    • Apply the best practices of mentoring in their area of clinical expertise, and
    • Provide mentees with mentoring to facilitate the mentee’s success and career advancement.
  • Location and Resources: An interactive learning center is preferred, but a conference room with tables and chairs is acceptable.
  • Time: 1 hour

Providing Effective Feedback

  • Speaker: Tim Gilbert, Ph.D.
  • Description: Providing Effective Feedback
  • Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to understand formative and summative assessment working with small groups.
  • Location and Resources: Classroom with tables and audiovisual support.
  • Time: 60-90 minutes

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