Writing Effective Narrative Evaluations - Kaiser Mission Bay

Led by:

Elizabeth Joyce, PhD and Jeanette Lager, MD

Teachers are regularly called upon to provide learner evaluations. It is difficult to write evaluation comments that are appropriately supportive of all our learners while also accurately describing performance and competency in transparent language. This is an opportunity to talk about common challenges and best practices of writing evaluations.

During this workshop, participants will:

Identify and discuss common challenges in writing evaluations
Review and critique examples of evaluations
Apply a set of guidelines or "tips"€ to improve a sample evaluation
Practice composing a summary evaluation from multiple individual evaluations

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Describe common challenges in writing learner evaluations.
List several systematic approaches to gathering data and using the data to compose learner evaluations.
Differentiate between summative and formative evaluation/comments.
Write summative and formative evaluations that are performance-based, specific, and focused.
List common pitfalls in summary evaluations.
Set personal goals for applying the skills learned in this workshop to one's own practice setting, and review a tool designed to assess performance of new teaching skills.


UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 267 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and Med Ed Grand Rounds have been approved by UCSF Rehabilitative Services for up to 7 continuing education hours per year total. Questions regarding this approval should be directed to (415) 514-6779.

Course No. MGR20075.

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Kaiser SF Mission Bay, 1600 Owens St, 6th Fl, Fillmore Combo, San Francisco, CA 94158, Mission Bay, 6th Floor, Fillmore Combo rm

Event Type



School of Medicine


Faculty, Staff


Mission Bay



Center for Faculty Educators

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