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DotDr app: some useful tips!

Hello DotDr community,

Students using the DotDr app save time!

We are now well into 2024 and we would like to take the opportunity to share some new and exciting DotDr features waiting for you to discover, with a continuous stream of developments set to be unveiled during the course of the year, ensuring a constant flow of fresh and innovative features. The DotDr VOICE journey with Wits started in 2023 with a trial period from March to November 2023, involving a group of 600 students who enthusiastically submitted over 8,000 entries. This fruitful trial paved the way for our dedicated developers to enhance the app based on your invaluable feedback. Launched in January 2024, we were thrilled to introduce the new improved DotDr App, boasting an array of fantastic features for you to explore and enjoy.


1. โœ… Check-in only: When all you need to do is log your attendance, simply select the correct Rotation/ Session e.g. "Clinical Skills" then click on "Check-in only". Simple. 

2. ๐Ÿ“ Typing Option: We understand that sometimes it's more convenient to type than speak. That's why DotDr now offers a typing option. Check-in as normal (no need to record anything). Access your submission from Results and add details by editing any of the fields. Hint: you can write your notes in the Transcription field. 

3. ๐Ÿ“ Exact Location: DotDr will find and assign the correct location whether at uni or hospital/clinic, based on your phone GPS coordinates. Your attendance record and digital rotation logbook will reflect this. Hint: remember to allow location settings in the app!  

4. ๐Ÿ‘‹ Remain Signed-In: Tired of repeatedly signing in? DotDr values the security of your information! You no longer need to sign in to log attendance or drop a voicenote. However, email verification is required to access your Results and any other personal information. 

5. ๐Ÿ“„ Transcript: Want to view your voice note transcript to ensure all necessary information is included? Did you forget to mention something and need to add it later? DotDr has been testing the latest AI transcription services behind the scenes and is thrilled to share this feature with you! Simply go to and navigate to Results

6. โœ๏ธ Clinician signature: when you need a clinician to sign-off on an activity, tick the box and hand your phone to the clinician to sign directly in the app.

7. ๐Ÿ’ญSelf reflection: take a few seconds to add a self-reflection voicenote that will be transcribed and available for you to view and edit from Results. Simply select "I want to talk about something else" then record your voicenote. 

8. ๐Ÿ’ฏ WBA: do you need to perform a self assessment or ask someone else to assess you? Go to Menu and select WBA. Then choose the assessment type e.g. mini-CEX from the menu and follow the prompts.  

9. ๐Ÿ“” Download your digital logbook: you now have a complete and comprehensive record of all your medical learning activities at your fingertips! Find Results in the app menu, validate your email, and you will be taken to a list of all DotDr activities. You can use the date to sort, or Rotation to filter. Click on the ๐Ÿ‘๏ธeye to view the activity details, then click on the ๐Ÿ–จ๏ธ print icon at the top right. 

10. โฐ Reminders: Your suggestions for reminders have been heard! DotDr is exploring the options. 

We appreciate your ongoing support and suggestions. DotDr is committed to providing you with the best tools for your medical learning journey. Here's to another year of growth, learning, and success together!

Best regards,

The DotDr Team