Table 2

Selected student comments

1

"It's important to have exposure to an EHR as a student because it will be widely used in the future."

2

"Information collected was more complete"

3

"Using an EHR was helpful in terms of learning the appropriate "doctor terminology" for normal and abnormal findings..."

4

"...more challenging to talk to the patient and type at the same time..."

5

"I don't like not to be able to keep good eye contact."

6

"The only concern is when it does not work, it becomes paralyzing."

7

"You have to be able to effectively work with a computer as well as learn how to efficiently use the EHR."


Question #1: During your third year, you have been in office settings with electronic and paper documentation systems. What is different about learning in settings with an EHR?

Question #2: The EHR provides clinical information about appropriate preventive care services and medication interactions. What, if any, clinical information did you learn from the EHR?

Rouf et al. BMC Medical Education 2008 8:13   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-8-13

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