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Debriefing Residents with Good Judgement

New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium (NYCOMEC)

This presentation to osteopathic medicine residency directors focused on preparing for their Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER), an ACGME program instituted as part of the next accreditation system. The goal of CLER is to ensure residency programs train residents to ensure patient safety. The presentation focused on what is required to ensure patient safety, i.e. “learner safety.” It presented how to debrief residents using “good judgment” (a focus on performance gaps) and “empathic inquiry” (debriefing that develops self-reflection and self-correction). The talk provided examples of effective and ineffective feedback and debriefing approaches.