Educators

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine offers these resources for trainees, practitioners, and educators examining clinical reasoning, critical thinking, and systems factors that underlie diagnostic error, and strategies to improve diagnostic performance.

We hope you find these resources helpful.

 


Clinical Reasoning Toolkit

Diagnostic Reasoning is a fundamental skill for any clinician.

How can medical education do a better job of training physicians about the diagnostic process to make diagnosis safer and more reliable? 


 

Assessment of Reasoning Tool

Errors in clinical reasoning are central factors in many diagnostic errors.

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine has developed a straightforward evaluation tool to support educators in assessing a learner’s clinical reasoning skills during patient presentations.

 
 

Getting It Right- Cases to Improve Diagnosis

 

These learning cases are for practicing physicians and encourage thinking around diagnostic decision-making, how diagnostic errors may affect both patients and physicians in their daily practice of medicine, and how errors can be mitigated by physicians. The cases were developed by the American College of Physicians in collaboration with SIDM. The activity offers both CME credit and American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification points upon completion.

 

 

Virtual Patient Course from MedU & SIDM

MedU and SIDM have developed a FREE virtual patient course that contains foundational content about diagnosis, including factors that contribute to error and strategies that can be used to avoid error. The course introduces students to the cognitive processes and system-related issues that can lead to errors.

 

SIDM Diagnostic Medicine Fellowship

SIDM will match you with experienced mentors who are recognized leaders in the fields of diagnostic error education, research, or practice improvement.

Application for 2018 now open.

 

 

Other SIDM Resources

SIDM Publications

External Resources

  • IM Reasoning Podcasts - Dr. Art Nahill and Dr. Nic Szecket present case discussions, conversations and interviews that explore issues important to medical students, trainees and practitioners of clinical medicine, with a special focus on clinical reasoning, the once-mysterious process behind the remarkable abilities of the master clinician.
  • Lisa Sanders' Diagnosis Column in the New York Times
  • Missed It - Michael Green, MD's comic in the Annals of Internal Medicine

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