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Jul 2, 2024

When was the last time you, dear KeyLIME listener, was observed performing a clinical task by someone who had some kind of power over your career? Was it a colleague as part of a simulation? An administrative leader? Was it at a conference? Was it a mandatory peer review? Was it comfortable for you? Did you change what you would normally do in that situation? Jason's choice this week explores that kind of experience, namely: the lived experience of physicians who have had direct observation while performing clinical tasks. 

Authors: LaDonna K, Hatala R, Lingard L, Voyer S, Watling C.

Publication details: Staging a performance: Learners’ perceptions about direct observation during residency. Medical Education. 2017 May;51(5):498-510