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Editor's Note
September 2016

Teaching Medical Students to Engage Meaningfully and Judiciously With Patient Data

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1397. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3886

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are now ubiquitous and proficiency in their use is a necessary component of undergraduate medical education. Clerkship directors of medical schools have set national standards for how students should learn to access, document, and write orders in an EMR.1 However, these standards minimally address how students might use their patients’ electronic information after the clinical encounter concludes.

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