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Letters How to make feedback meaningful

Feedback training beyond simplistic models

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 10 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m467
  1. John Sandars, professor of medical education
  1. Edge Hill University Medical School, Ormskirk L39 4QP, UK
  1. john.sandars{at}

Feedback is essential for learning but, as Womersley and Ripullone point out, the delivery can be problematic.1 The authors say that giving “useful feedback is not complicated, but training is required for everyone to do it well.” The big question is what should this training contain?

The delivery of feedback is a two …

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