Educational Strategies to Promote Clinical Reasoning

October 28
VA Central California Health Care System, Room 2A-19
2615 E. Clinton Avenue, Fresno CA


Community-Based Educational Skills Workshop
Educational Strategies to Promote Clinical Reasoning

Led by:

Steven Stoltz, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Hospitalist Director
UCSF Fresno, Medicine

The development of clinical reasoning is a critical step in student and resident physicians’ professional development. We know it when we see it and we know when it is missing, yet it is hard to describe the elements of successful clinical reasoning. It is even more challenging to devise educational strategies that specifically focus on promoting reasoning for both struggling and successful learners.

During the workshop, participants will:

  • In a large group, participate in brief didactics on diagnostic reasoning.
  • In small groups, analyze challenging cases of learners with clinical reasoning difficulties.
  • Review educational techniques which promote diagnostic reasoning.

At the end of the session, clinician-educators will be able to:

  • Describe the current knowledge and vocabulary pertaining to diagnostic reasoning.
  • Determine a student’s clinical reasoning deficit and propose an educational strategy.
  • Practice educational methods that promote the development of clinical reasoning.

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UCSF School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Course No. MGR14075