9.5 Medical Student Use of EHRs During Clerkships Policy

Policy Statement

Medical students MUST:

  • Have their own unique login and password (not use their preceptor’s login and password) to chart in the EHR.
  • Have access to:
    • Review/update of the past, family/social history and ROS.
    • Enter needed data into the EHR
    • Search for patient data within the EHR

On average, students must have a minimum of one complete chart note (including assessment and plan) –per half-day on outpatient and per day on inpatient rotations–routed to the preceptor for feedback.

Medical students SHOULD:

  • Have opportunities to pend medications, consultations and other orders.
  • Become familiar with (if relevant / available):
    • Selection of diagnoses, CPT/ICD codes, and how these are linked to billing
    • Medication reconciliation and other tasks on admission and discharge
    • Patient Centered Medical Home metrics, to which they may contribute
    • Meaningful Use metrics, to which they may contribute
    • Query functions that practices use for population management

DISCLAIMER: There will be exceptions to this policy.

Effective: Current
Last updated: August 11, 2020
Policy Contact: UW School of Medicine, Curriculum Office, somgov@uw.edu; Education Quality Improvement Office, eqi@uw.edu