This session will review literature regarding the importance of feedback in medical education and the link between feedback-seeking behavior and lifelong learning. The goal of feedback is to actively engage students in a framework for the process of learner reflection on performance. This creates common ground for dialogue regarding performance that facilitates the feedback process and, importantly, when successful results in a change in actions or behaviors by the learner.
Dr. Cornell is a professor in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia. Dr. Cornell graduated from Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine and after two years in private practice returned to Purdue where she completed an internship, small animal surgery residency and Ph.D. She joined the faculty at the University of Georgia in 1998. Karen is a soft tissue surgeon with a primary interest in teaching methodologies and reconstructive surgery. She is a two-time recipient of the Carl Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award and in 2011 she was named a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, the highest award for teaching at UGA.