Mapping students' clinical experiences to pediatric clerkship goals.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In anticipation of new LCME accreditation requirements, our third year clerkship students began tracking pediatric clinical experiences using a hand-held Electronic Student Encounter Log (ESEL) in June 2005. ESEL was tailored to support rapid documentation of diseases seen at a pediatric tertiary care hospital, while retaining access to primary care diagnoses. We matched encounters that 37 students documented to experiences that fulfill the pediatric clerkship's 19 educational goals. We discovered omissions in both ESEL and the goal definitions. No student documented meeting all goals, and no goal was met by all students. Handheld encounter logs are useful for tracking clinical experiences. Logs, logging instructions, and goals require regular compatibility checks.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, A; Sharkey, A; McGann, K; Sumner, W

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2006 /

Start / End Page

  • 1003 -

PubMed ID

  • 17238622

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1839346

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1942-597X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States