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Jessica M Trier

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Jessica Trier, MD, FRCPC, CSCN Diplomate (EMG) (Assessment ’18; Educators ’19) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is the CBME Lead and Undergraduate Medical Education Director for the Department. Jessica’s areas of professional interest include feedback, coaching, and mentorship. Jessica can be followed on Twitter and/or LinkedIn or contacted via email.

“Good job, read more:” Making positive feedback truly positive

When I see “good job, read more” on a learner’s assessment form, I chuckle because I have most certainly received that feedback before, as have many other health professional trainees. To some educators, this appears to be effective reinforcing feedback, but a larger number of educators cringe on seeing that phrase, because neither did it take much effort to write those four words, nor does this feedback help a learner improve and grow.

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