Short Communication

Medical Science Educator

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 3-6

First online:

Clinical Documentation in Electronic Medical Records: The Student Perspective

  • Mark B. StephensAffiliated withDepartment of Family Medicine, Uniformed Services University Email author 
  • , Timothy S. CorcoranAffiliated withPlanned Systems International, Inc.
  • , Charles MotsingerAffiliated withOffice of the Chief Information Officer

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is encouraging widespread implementation and meaningful use of electronic medical records (EMR). Despite this, there is little precedent for teaching medical students the process of clinical documentation when using EMR. Following standardized training, we used a focused survey to assess medical student attitudes regarding positive and negative aspects of using an EMR to document clinical care.


Electronic Medical Record clinical documentation