Receiving feedback: Top tips for doctors-in-training
10 March 2022
- Mid-term assessment – Rotation 1
- An important development tool
- Maximising the opportunity feedback presents
You are now over the halfway mark through your first term. Many of you will have had your mid-term assessments. This is an especially valuable tool for you, not only as you continue to develop your clinical skills, but to help you learn and grow as a doctor and to help you decide on the best fit of career path for you. However, most people find receiving feedback confronting and few use it well.
Here are our top tips to make the most out of the opportunities feedback provides:
- Learning how to apply feedback in a constructive way will help make you a better and more confident doctor.
- Try not to take it as criticism from your consultants or registrars or to take it personally, try to learn from their advice.
- It is valuable to seek feedback regularly, and not just wait for formal reviews, particularly if you are trying to improve or develop a certain skill or strength.
AMA Victoria is here to help you further apply the feedback.
- Our Professional Development & Careers team can help you put in place a plan of how to implement feedback. If you are not sure what to do with any feedback, book a Career Call with one of our team members.
- Contact our Workplace Relations team if you would like advice on how or whether to follow up with your health service if you feel any feedback is unwarranted. Call them on 9280 8755.
- If you are feeling distressed, call our Peer Support Service for an anonymous discussion on 1300 853 338.