Remediation in Medical Education

A Mid-Course Correction

  • Adina Kalet
  • Calvin L. Chou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Presenting Problems and Symptoms Leading to Remediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adina Kalet, Martin Pusic
      Pages 3-15
    3. Adina Kalet, Linda Tewksbury, Jennifer B. Ogilvie, Sandra Yingling
      Pages 17-37
    4. Calvin L. Chou, James Bell, Carol M. Chou, Anna Chang
      Pages 55-66
    5. Tahlia Spector, Cha-Chi Fung
      Pages 67-83
    6. Andrew Mutnick, Michael Barone
      Pages 85-101
    7. Muriel J. Bebeau, Kathy Faber-Langendoen
      Pages 103-127
  3. Contextual Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Elizabeth Brondolo, Kristy-Lee Jean-Pierre
      Pages 131-156
    3. Paul B. Yellin
      Pages 157-171
    4. Sarah Williams
      Pages 185-203
  4. Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Denise M. Connor, Calvin L. Chou, Denise L. Davis
      Pages 249-263
  5. Systems Viewpoint

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Eve Caligor, Ze’ev Levin, Emily Deringer
      Pages 285-296
    3. Lynn Buckvar-Keltz
      Pages 297-309
    4. Adina Kalet, Sondra Zabar
      Pages 311-322
    5. Jeannette Guerrasio
      Pages 323-338
    6. Calvin L. Chou, Adina Kalet, Karen E. Hauer
      Pages 339-348
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 353-367

About this book


Remediation in medical education is the act of facilitating a correction for trainees who started out on the journey toward becoming excellent physicians but have moved off course. This book offers an evidence-based and practical approach to the identification and remediation of medical trainees who are unable to perform to standards. As assessment of clinical competence and professionalism has become more sophisticated and ubiquitous, medical educators increasingly face the challenge of implementing effective and respectful means to work with trainees who do not yet meet expectations of the profession and society.


Remediation in Medical Education: A Mid-Course Correction describes practical stepwise approaches to remediate struggling learners in fundamental medical competencies; discusses methods used to define competencies and the science underlying the fundamental shift in the delivery and assessment of medical education;  explores themes that provide context for remediation, including professional identity formation and moral reasoning, verbal and nonverbal learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders in high-functioning individuals, diversity, and educational and psychiatric topics; and reviews system issues involved in remediation, including policy and leadership challenges and faculty development.


clinical educator medical student remediation trainee

Editors and affiliations

  • Adina Kalet
    • 1
  • Calvin L. Chou
    • 2
  1. 1.Office of Medical Education, Department of MedicineNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of California, San Francisco School of MedicineSan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9024-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9025-8
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