Realimentación efectiva

Effective feedback
Tania Vives-Varela a, Margarita Varela-Ruiz b

a Unidad de Desarrollo Académico, Secretaría de Educación Médica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. México D.F., México.
b Departamento de Investigación en Educación Médica, Secretaría de Educación Médica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. México D.F., México.

Recepción 12 de noviembre de 2012; aceptación 14 de enero de 2013

Palabras Clave

Realimentación; evaluación; educación médica; México.

Keywords

Feedback, assessment, medical education, Mexico.


Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present the definition of feedback, highlights its features and benefits. It is argued that by providing timely information to the student she can reflect on their mistakes and successes, and can recognize the consequences of her actions and permanent improvement. The paper presents the main barriers to provide effective feedback and suggestions are stated for supporting teachers to apply them.