learning team feedback

11 Oct

This sucks.  I just got some of the best, most insightful, most constructive, most applicable feedback of my professional and academic life, and I’m not even allowed to share it due to a confidentiality agreement we have as a learning team.

Bottom line: my learning team is the shit, and I will be a better student in the clinics because of it.  Bring it, clerkships.


12 Responses to “learning team feedback”

  1. ericrosoff October 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm #


  2. Ted Gudmundsen October 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Woo coaching! Atul Gawande would be proud. (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/10/03/111003fa_fact_gawande?currentPage=all)

    • annaojesus October 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

      love it! thanks so much, teddy! miss you so!

  3. emma October 11, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    what is a learning team? slash yay! awesome feedback is….well, awesome.

    • annaojesus October 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

      oh man, you mean phds don’t have them?? 🙂 they’re a group of seven people we’re randomly assigned at the beginning of med school, and we work together (cooperatively?) during small groups, projects, and some group exams throughout med school. it’s intense but so worth it! thanks so much for the note! miss you tons!

  4. Ashley W October 12, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    Yaaaaaay feedback! This sounds like a really interesting model. I wonder if it could be applied to other programs? Question: did they make you go through any sort of training on giving and receiving feedback? Did you set up team guidelines or talk about how you’d give feedback? (You never know when your blog post might become my research paper 🙂 Love!

    • ericrosoff October 13, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

      The learning team system at Penn Med was actually developed based on a model from the Wharton School of Business at Penn. http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/mba/academics/clusters-cohorts-learning-team.cfm

      • annaojesus October 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

        dude, never knew! thanks!

    • annaojesus October 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

      hey you! thanks for the note! here are the texts we used:

      Johari Window

      Porter, Larry. “Giving and Receiving Feedback: It Will Never Be Easy, But It Can Be Better.” NTL Reading Book for Human Relations Training. Alexandria, VA: 1982 NTL Institute.

      Ende, Jack. “Feedback in Clinical Medical Education.” JAMA 1983. 250:6 77:781.

      Dartmouth Manager’s Toolkit May 2008.

      PennMed Dimensions of Leadership and Teamwork.

      • Ashley October 17, 2011 at 8:51 am #

        Thanks! So the NTL Institute is where my degree will come from! My program is AU/NTL 🙂 Johari Window = extremely useful.

      • annaojesus October 17, 2011 at 10:05 am #

        neato! i think i knew that as soon as i read “alexandria, va” 🙂

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