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Tracking Student-Patient Interaction
At a Glance
Objectives
Clerkship directors use tool to apply standards-based criteria to evaluate student-patient interaction; Students use specialized data entry fields to record patient encounters

Outcomes
Used by nine Clerkships; Individual and group reports; Current and archived data for curriculum planning

Tools
Desktop workstations or handheld devices

Fig 1: Patient Tracker banner image


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Office of Academic Computing
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
1600 McElderry St
MEB 310
Baltimore, MD 21210
Overview

Medical students in nine core clinical clerkships use Patient Tracker to log patient encounters. Data can be entered on the website from a desktop computer or a mobile device. By logging encounters, students track their progress related to the clerkship's learning objectives.

Clerkship directors use the data to compare site and learning experiences and adjust the clerkship for future students. This data is reviewed not only in each department, but across the entire curriculum, and by national medical school accreditation bodies such as the LCME.



A) Patient Information page


Fig a: A two-part view of the student's patient information page



B) Administrative Options


Fig b: Administrator function: Assigning preceptor and location



C) Reports


Fig c: A report depicting a student's encounters with 46 patients