Dierssen A, Van Den DungenJ, De Vries J, Ter Meulen D and Heineman E
Lack of observations of medical students during their clinical clerkship is a problem because giving qualitative feedback is impossible without observation. The aim of this study is to increase the number of observations In Vivo by using a video observation system.
This paper suggests that lack of observation is a problem, because giving qualitative feedback is one of the most valuable educationalist interventions (Hattie et al. 2007). This is not possible without observation. The consequence is that interns are frequently assessed based on informal contact instead of observed concrete behaviour. It will suggest that feedback given should be effective, sound, safe and based on personal reflections of the student (Van de Ridder et al. 2008).