Receiving feedback: Top tips for interns
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 as an intern. We hope that you are starting to find your feet in what can be a very intellectually, emotionally, and physically challenging year. Many of you will have had your mid-term assessments.
Feedback is an especially valuable tool for you, not only towards achieving general registration, but to help you learn and grow as a doctor. However, most people find receiving feedback confronting.
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.