Medical Science Educator

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 3–6 | Cite as

Clinical Documentation in Electronic Medical Records: The Student Perspective

  • Mark B. Stephens
  • Timothy S. Corcoran
  • Charles Motsinger
Short Communication


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 


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© Springer International Publishing 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark B. Stephens
    • 1
  • Timothy S. Corcoran
    • 2
  • Charles Motsinger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniformed Services UniversityBethesda
  2. 2.Planned Systems International, Inc.Falls ChurchUSA
  3. 3.Office of the Chief Information OfficerFalls ChurchUSA

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