Neurology Patient Encounter Log
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- Please record every patient encounter on the appropriate page in your pocket syllabus. The degree of involvement to meet the definition of "patient encounter" is face-to-face with transfer of information.
Examples that meet the criteria:
- You work-up a patient in the ER, clinic or in the hospital.
- You are present when another practitioner (MD, DO, PA, ARNP) interviews and examines the patient, and an assessment and plan are discussed. Rounding on new patients in the hospital meets this criterion. Shadowing your preceptor on new patients in clinic is sufficient.
Examples that don't meet the criteria:
- Discussion of a patient who is not physically present. This could be in clinic or at a conference.
- Follow-up visits in clinic or on the wards in which only a small part of the problem is discussed such as response to an antiepileptic or headache medication.
- You may record two problems for one patient if both are significantly discussed.
Example: Patient has both epilepsy and migraine headache.
- Record your patient encounters at the end of weeks 1-3. REQUIRED.
- We will monitor the log. Based on your responses, you may receive an email at the beginning of the 4th week reminding you to either see a case you are missing or complete one or more required cases in order to meet this objective.