- 2014, International Association of Medical Science Educators. Providing feedback is one of the most important and yet most challenging tasks in medical education. Traditional models of feedback begin and end with the delivery of the message by the educator. Current literature indicates that key components are needed to enable a learner to hear, process, and put into action the components of the feedback message. There must be instructor commitment to the establishment of an educational culture accepting and encouraging of feedback. There must also be dedication to the development of a relationship so that the learner perceives the feedback as coming from a firsthand knowledge of performance and a position of beneficence.