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Medical Education
Bridges Curriculum

Foundations 2 Resources

The Foundations 2 (F2) component of the Bridges Curriculum is comprised of core clerkships and new elective opportunities, with a longitudinal Family and Community Medicine clerkship and longitudinal experiences dedicated to foundational sciences and inquiry. 

Use the resources below to learn more about clinical reasoning and other skills relevant to F2:

Introduction to clinical reasoning (created to introduce clinical preceptors to the reasoning framework being taught in Bridges)

Introduction to clinical reasoning (an introduction to foundational reasoning skills for first-year medical students)

Diagnostic schema video (an introduction to the concept of using diagnostic schema to solve complex medical problems, created for pre-clerkship students

Problem representation video (a deeper dive into the continuum, from the problem representation to the summary statement/one-liner/assessment, created for pre-clerkship students

Principles of small-group facilitation (part of the Bridges Curriculum series of educational videos, created for educators)   

Toolbox for teaching clinical reasoning (associated with the Journal of General Internal Medicine’s Exercises in Clinical Reasoning series) 

Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (contains resources for clinicians, educators, and researchers)

Clinical Problem Solving (an online Coursera course by Catherine Lucey, MD)

For additional questions regarding teaching clinical reasoning, contact Denise Connor, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine.