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