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Episode 260: WDx #20 – Exploring the World of Evaluations with Dr. Lekshmi Santhosh


In this WDx episode, Sharmin and Dr Lekshmi Santhosh delve into the world of written evaluations: why are they important, implicit biases they can contain and how to do a better job in both writing and interpreting evaluations. 


Dr. Lekshmi Santhosh

Dr. Lekshmi Santhosh is an associate professor of medicine at UCSF. She specializes in adult pulmonary and critical care medicine with a focus on medical education. She attends in the Medical ICU, the Neuro ICU, on the Internal Medicine teaching wards, and has clinic at the Pulmonary Outpatient Faculty Practice at UCSF-Parnassus. She is the founder and Medical Director of the multidisciplinary long-COVID/post-ICU OPTIMAL Clinic at UCSF Health.


She serves as the Associate Program Director for Curriculum for the Internal Medicine Residency and the Associate Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. She also is the Director of the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. She obtained her Master’s in Health Professions Education from UC-Berkeley. Her primary interests in medical education research are related to ICU transitions of care, women in leadership, clinical reasoning, and subspecialty career choice.


Analysis of Narrative Text in Evaluations of Continuing Medical Education Faculty by Gender 

Differences in Narrative Language in Evaluations of Medical Students by Gender and Under-represented Minority Status

UCSF’s Equity in Assessment Guidelines and Checklist


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