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Tip of the week: Chart stimulated recall improves medical knowledge

Residency Program Insider, January 24, 2012

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Residents are given a number of different exams to increase their medical knowledge – one of the necessary ACGME core competencies. Mix up the exam from time to time using the chart stimulated recall (CSR) model.

Review chart record notes on specific patient cases with a resident. Allow the resident an opportunity to explain his or her thinking on how things were noted. It is important to read the chart notes verbatim, as there are often discrepancies between physician actions and self-noted actions.

A CSR exam will allow the resident to reflect upon his or her own practice decisions and talk out any best practice issues that surfaced while providing care.

This week’s tip is from A Practical Guide to Teaching and Assessing the ACGME Core Competencies, Second Edition by Elizabeth Rider, MSW, MD, FAAP and Ruth Nawotniak, MS, C-TAGME.

 



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