The RIME method of evaluation and feedback was developed by Louis Pangaro, MD. It is a brief, focused method of feedback that reinforces appropriate professional behaviors, and uses a simple schema to guide constructive feedback for improvement. The RIME schema describes four cognitive levels that reflect common stages in the development of medical skills.
Studies have shown that both preceptors and students prefer the RIME feedback method over traditional methods (e.g., DeWitt, Carline, Paauw and Pangaro, 2008). Students reported that the RIME method helped them to focus on improving specific behaviors.
Other benefits of the RIME method are that it provides a systematic pattern for giving useable feedback to all learners, helps faculty quickly and effectively evaluate learner performance based on a simple rubric, and improves inter-rater reliability.
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