This experience log will help you track your clinical experiences as you progress through your clerkship. Your clerkship director is required to monitor your experience during the clerkship, both individually and as a class, to ensure that you encounter essential educational topics for obstetrics and gynecology. The topics chosen are based on the APGO Medical Student Educational Objectives, 10th edition.
You should follow these guidelines when completing your experience log:
1. Identify the appropriate patient diagnosis or activity which you experienced
2. Document your highest level of participation (performed, observed or alternate experience)
3. Describe any alternate experience, which may include these APGO resources related to the topic:
4. If required by your course director, verify your experience in the form of a signature and/or date by supervising faculty or residents.
5. Keep your experience log updated in a timely fashion.
6. Your course director may ask you to complete other tasks in the experience log such as keeping tallies of tasks, etc. Be sure you are familiar with instructions specific to your institution.
This experience log provides an organized way to incorporate the APGO Medical Student Educational Objectives 10th edition into a tracking system, which will meet the needs of your educational program and the LCME requirements. While many medical schools may utilize experience logs specific to their institution, either electronic or other, this can still be a valuable tool for your clerkship. You may adapt this log to fit your individual needs, specifically reflecting the educational priorities of your clerkship and your institution. Or, you may use this log to reflect on and improve how you are capturing information for your institution.
This experience log links the core 17 objectives of the APGO Medical Student Educational Objectives, 10th edition to the various patient-care activities that you, the clerkship director, may require of your students on the ob-gyn clerkship. Using this log ensures that your students are exposed to the essential educational objectives established by the APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC).
This experience log is intended to be a customizable resource to assist you in meeting the educational and administrative needs in your course. By providing online links to APGO alternate resources, we hope both you and your students will have a streamlined process to augment their clinical encounters.
The following areas are addressed when utilizing this experience log:
1. The ability to identify the appropriate patient diagnosis or activity in which your students participated
2. The ability to document the students’ level of participation (performed, observed or alternate experience)
3. The ability to describe any alternate experience, which may include these APGO resources related to the topic:
4. If you choose to require, students can verify their experience in the form of a signature and/or date by supervising faculty or residents.
5. You can ask students to add any additional information that you may want to capture, such as tallies of specific tasks, etc.