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  • Tue / May 16
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 credits
Failure to Fail: Challenges and Strategies

This interactive presentation will share results from the literature, build on participants’ personal experiences and use cases to illustrate the challenging process of working with a student whose performance is lower than expectations.  By discussing the issues from the perspectives of the clinical instructors, the institutions, and professional regulations, we hope to explore the multifactorial, complex decisions that need to be made and the consequences of inaction.  Strategies to facilitate the decision making process will also be discussed.  

  1. Describe key challenges of failing students from the health professional literature from the institutional and clinical instructor perspective
  2. Identify important factors to consider to facilitate the decision making process regarding student performance
  3. Discuss strategies to help support the learner, teacher and institution when working with a student whose performance is lower than expected.


  • Brenda Mori BSc (PT), MSc, PhD

    Director, Education Scholars Program, CFD
    Director of Clinical Education and Community Affairs

  • Barbara-Ann Millar MD

    Associate Director, Education Scholars Program
    Director of the Postgraduate Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program
    Radiation Oncologist