Ambulatory Narratives: Reflecting on Patient Care through Digital Storytelling

Wednesday, January 31 | 10:15AM–11:00AM CT | Preservation Hall, Second Floor
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
Third-year medical students in their ambulatory clerkship need authentic opportunities to engage in critical reflection to improve their clinical decision-making skills. At VCU School of Medicine, these opportunities are fostered through reflective writing, group discussions, and a culminating digital story project. Students contemplate issues related to interprofessional teamwork and patient care and respond to specific prompts in their journals. Coupled with the framework for digital storytelling and, medical students create captivating narratives that enable them to be more mindful of their roles as health care providers while contributing to conversations about the social determinants of health.

Outcomes: Discover an innovative activity to promote reflective practice * Explain the framework of digital storytelling in the context of medical education * Identify a low-barrier cloud-based technology to create captivating and engaging multimedia


  • Kenneth Warren

    Assistant Professor and Instructional Technologist for Medical Education, Virginia Commonwealth University