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Incorporating Reflective Writing into the Clerkship
Meyers Primary Care Institute Publications and Presentations
  • Adam S. Cifu, University of Chicago
  • Melissa A. Fischer, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Heather E. Harrell, University of Florida
  • Eric J. Alper, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Medicine; Meyers Primary Care Institute
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Document Type
Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Clinical Clerkship; Writing

During the last decade, medical schools have turned to writing exercises as a means for encouraging students to reflect on their learning experiences during clinical clerkships. The reasons for the increased popularity of reflective writing are broad. Approaches to encouraging reflective writing are quite varied. Recently, three internal medicine clerkships (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, and University of Massachusetts Medical School) independently implemented reflective writing activities in the clerkship curriculum.

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Insight 2007;5(1):12-13. Link to article on publisher's website
Citation Information
Adam S. Cifu, Melissa A. Fischer, Heather E. Harrell and Eric J. Alper. "Incorporating Reflective Writing into the Clerkship" Vol. 5 Iss. 1 (2007)
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