An innovative OSCE clinical log station: a quantitative study of its influence on Log use by medical students.

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BMC medical education, ISSN: 1472-6920, Vol: 12, Issue: 1, Page: 111

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Hudson, Judith N; Rienits, Helen; Corrin, Linda; Olmos, Martin
Springer Nature
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A Clinical Log was introduced as part of a medical student learning portfolio, aiming to develop a habit of critical reflection while learning was taking place, and provide feedback to students and the institution on learning progress. It was designed as a longitudinal self-directed structured record of student learning events, with reflection on these for personal and professional development, and actions planned or taken for learning.As incentive was needed to encourage student engagement, an innovative Clinical Log station was introduced in the OSCE, an assessment format with established acceptance at the School. This study questions: How does an OSCE Clinical Log station influence Log use by students?