Feedback is an essential component of medical educations.  Through feedback, learners understand what they have done correctly and how they can improve- particularly in the clinical setting. Yet, providing and receiving feedback can be uncomfortable. The term “feedback” itself often carries a negative connotation. In this session, Dr. Rodriguez will discuss the importance of feedback, common challenges associated with this interaction, and strategies for providing timely and effective feedback. Armed with these strategies, educators can turn feedback sessions into positive meaningful experiences for learners that provide opportunities for clear direction, improvement, and reflection.


After the session, participants should be able to:

Discuss the common challenges and barriers to providing feedback
2.  Explain several approaches to providing feedback
3.  List strategies for effectively delivering feedback
4.  Identify common topics on which to provide feedback to medical students and other learners including successful approaches to each

About the Speaker(s):


Michelle Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor/Clinical
Assistant Clerkship Director
Department of Family and Community Medicine
UT Health San Antonio


Financial Disclosures:

Michelle Rodriguez, MD, JD has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee members (Marcy Wiemers, MD, Maria Del Pilar Montañez Villacampa, MD, Christine Song, DO, Nehman Andry, MD, Margaret Finley, MD, Andrew Dinh, DO, Maureen Alvarado, DO, Richel Avery, MD, Inez I. Cruz, PhD, and Nichole Rubio) have no relevant financial relationships to commercial interests to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee member Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD has disclosed he receives royalties from General Practice and Family Medicine for being UpToDate Editor-in-Chief.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hours)

Target Audience:

Specialties – Primary Care; Family Medicine
Faculty, residents, other health care providers and staff from our department; physicians and health care providers from San Antonio and South Texas; and medical students in our third-year clerkship and fourth year rotations.


The UT Health Long San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.

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For activity related questions, please contact:
Name: Nichole Rubio- FCM Grand Rounds Coordinator
Email: rubion@uthscsa.edu

For CME general questions, please contact
Ph: (210) 567-4445
Email: cme@uthscsa.edu