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.

Use the Assessment of Reasoning Tool (ART) to assess a learner’s patient presentation.

  • The ART will guide your feedback conversation with your learner and serve as formative feedback.
  • The ART can also help programs fulfill LCME and ACGME requirements for assessing diagnostic and clinical reasoning skills.
  • View the 5 faculty development videos below (about 4 minutes each) to guide your use of the ART.
 

ART

 

User's Guide

                     
   
         
Hypothesis-Directed
Data Collection
 Problem
Representation

Prioritized
Differential
Diagnosis

      High Value
    Testing


       

Metacognition

 

 

 
These videos were produced by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine with
support from a grant from the ABIM Foundation. 

We welcome feedback about the ART, videos, and other content on this page.
Please email us at info@improvediagnosis.org.