Developed by CDIM
The precourse is designed to further an understanding of the longitudinal development of clinical reasoning from the pre-clerkship learner to the senior resident. Our goal through both didactic and small group activities is to present and further refine the best practices to teach assess, and remediate learners clinical reasoning abilities at each stage of development.
The precourse will begin with experts in the field presenting an overview of the currently relevant theories related to the development of clinical reasoning. Sessions will be devoted to teaching clinical reasoning in the classroom and in the clinical environment, assessment of clinical reasoning, and remediation of clinical reasoning difficulties. Each session will begin with a brief presentation describing best practices. Content experts will facilitate small group discussions to further refine and apply these best practices across institutions and contexts (pre-clerkship, clerkship, and GME). Time will be provided between each session to allow for a broader group discussion to share common themes and to emphasize the transitions that occur across contexts in the development of clinical reasoning. Through the pre-course, participants will have time to reflect on information presented, ask questions, and share ideas.
Upon completion of this precourse, participants will be able to:
- Explain the process of clinical reasoning development.
- Appraise a learner’s developmental stage of clinical reasoning in specific contexts.
- Demonstrate how to facilitate the clinical reasoning process consistent with a learner’s developmental stage.
- Demonstrate effective approaches to engage learners in a self-regulated learning process of improvement.
- Create a remediation plan to address clinical reasoning difficulties in specific domains.
Clerkship, subinternship, program directors, and others teaching clinical reasoning.
- Jeffrey LaRochelle, MD, MPH
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
- Robert Trowbridge, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine (Maine Medical Center)
- Andrew Olson, MD
University of Minnesota Medical School
- Mary Andrews, MD, MPH
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
- Jennifer Bierman, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine