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The value of logbooks in learning the hidden curriculum and practicing written reflection

Authors Joshi N, Leandro L, Thakrar S

Received 13 May 2018

Accepted for publication 7 June 2018

Published 22 August 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 595—597


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Md Anwarul Majumder

Nikhil Joshi,1 Lorna Leandro,2 Shivan Thakrar1

1School of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK; 2Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
We read with great interest the article by Alabbad et al1 that showed a lack of correlation between the volume of self-reported clinical cases medical students completed and subsequent exam scores. However, we believe that logbooks have value outside of preparation for objective structured clinical examinations and written papers: ensuring students gain experience of the hidden curriculum and providing an opportunity to practice written reflection.
View the original paper by Alabbad and colleagues

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