Surgical trainees already have an e- logbook that has been designed by clinicians, for clinicians.
A logbook is essential for a surgical trainee. But development of skills in certain procedures is also important for many medical specialities eg Bronchoscopies, Endoscopy, Angiography. Most trainees resort to creating an excel spreadsheet that is then uploaded to the “personal library” section. This is very dis-satisfying as in order to update it a whole new file has to be uploaded. It is also difficult for assessors to find and view, and so is often never looked at, with a cursory “how many Bronchs have you done?” being asked at ARCP. An ideal situation would be a page where you could rapidly add a procedure list or individual procedure with data fields for patient no, procedure, and comments (which would be flexible in allowing reflection on any difficulties or complications; or key learning points).
The surgeons even have an app which allows offline data entry and synching with the main site; is encrypted; and can be backed up. It has it’s problems, most notably the fact that it is only available for iPhone, but it is leagues ahead of anything on offer for physicians.
Come on, if the surgeons can do it….