PURPOSE: Evaluate didactic year physician assistant (PA) student competency in electronic health record (EHR) communication and data management. METHODS: This study used an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) to measure PA students' EHR patient communication and data skills. RESULTS: Most students demonstrated good EHR communication skills overall, while few students moved the computer to better facilitate the visit or verified the patient's identity. Additionally, few students demonstrated EHR data skills by reviewing patient history and medications. CONCLUSIONS: Utilizing an OSCE to assess EHR competence can highlight areas for curricular improvement in order to improve EHR skills.
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