Educational Resources

The SIDM Education Committee has the following objective:

Identify, develop, and disseminate resources for trainees, practitioners, and educators on clinical reasoning, critical thinking, and systems factors that underlie diagnostic error, and strategies to improve diagnostic performance.

Our long term goal is to elevate diagnostic and clinical reasoning to a core science in health professions education by partnering with other health care organizations and societies.

Future projects will include development of a clinical reasoning curriculum and development of milestones related to clinical reasoning.


Key articles in each of the domains of diagnostic error are provided at the links below.


Clinical Reasoning Toolkit  

In 2013 the SIDM Education Committee collected resources in a Clinical Reasoning Toolkit to help trainees, clinicians, and teachers develop an increased understanding of diagnostic reasoning, cognitive psychology, and diagnostic error.



 Video presentations relating to diagnostic error.

 Preventing Diagnostic Error Series, edited by Dr. Robert M. Wachter 


Diagnostic errors have yet to get the attention they deserve as a patient safety issue—but times are changing. Join nationally-recognized patient safety expert Robert M. Wachter, MD, and his expert faculty to learn how systems improvements, policy changes, artificial intelligence, and ultimately, changing the way you think will all play a vital role in "Preventing Diagnostic Errors.”

Robert M. Wachter, MD, Professor and Associate Chairman, Dept. of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco