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Transition Memos

For clinics that pass clients from one student to another, the transition memo is one of the most important documents that one can have. A student writes it to another student. It should include a description of all the work a student performed for a client such that a new student picking up the client in a subsequent term can get up to speed as quickly and competently as possible. In addition to the functional aspect of these memos, the exercise of writing one proves to be very valuable for students because it forces them to reflect on the work they actually did. Most students care about what their peers think of them, so they spend quite a bit of time on the transition memos. (See Case Status and Memos for more information).

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