Resources for Clinicians

Every time a physician makes a diagnosis, the physician must cope with a series of cognitive limitations and biases that can complicate his or her efforts. In fact, the top cognitive cause for missing a diagnosis is simply, “I just didn’t consider it.”

Clinical Reasoning

The Clinical Reasoning Toolkit is full of resources to support clinicians in developing their Clinical Reasoning Skills. It also includes specific information for those teaching the next generation of physicians and other members of the clinical team. Learn more.


There are a wealth of checklists—which are used today in the medical field, and many other industries—that are specifically meant to ensure an error-free cognitive process for diagnosis. Learn more.

 Medical Education

SIDM offers resources to support trainees, practitioners, and educators in examining clinical reasoning, critical thinking, and systems factors that underlie diagnostic error. Learn more.


Resources for those interested in getting involved in research examining diagnostic accuracy, timeliness, communication, and the diagnostic process. Learn more.

 Other 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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