EM2201C "Lies, Damned Lies, and Evaluations: The Quest for "High Value" Feedback" (IM GR-012122)

Purpose and overview:

To introduce the audience to the science of evaluations (psychometrics) and many of the issues that impact our ability to develop high-quality measurement instruments. We will discuss sources of error that impact our measurement inferences, and also the prevalence of bias in assessment. Furthermore, we will present the best utilization (target goals) for evaluation development given these limitations, and also issues that impact us as raters completing performance evaluations. Finally, we offer some high-level suggestions to maximize the impact of your performance feedback using evaluations.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Learn about the science of evaluations
  • Develop a basic understanding of bias in evaluations/li>
  • Recognize target goals of performance evaluations
  • Become familiar with some strategies to providing valuable feedback
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Shannon Scielzo, Ph.D.Shannon Scielzo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Education Programs

Photo: Salahuddin Kazi, M.D.Salahuddin Kazi, M.D.
Internal Medicine Vice Chair of Education
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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