Resources for Medical Educators
Improving diagnosis requires continued investment in medical education, leveraging trainees, practitioners, and educators to address gaps in the system and focus on the teams that contribute to accurate and timely diagnostics. The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM)'s resources for medical educators examine clinical reasoning and system factors that underlie diagnostic error, and offer tools and strategies to to bring diagnostic quality and safety into the medical education curriculum.
Understanding and Reducing Diagnostic Error
Medscape, in partnership with SIDM, developed a learning module for primary care physicians, emergency medicine physicians, radiologists, and nurses interested in improving diagnostic accuracy.
Clinical Reasoning Toolkit
Diagnostic reasoning is a fundamental skill for any clinician. The Clinical Reasoning Toolkit presents a collection of go-to resources for clinicians endeavoring to develop their clinical reasoning skills.
Assessment of Reasoning Tool
SIDM has developed a straightforward Assessment of Reasoning Tool to support educators in assessing a learner’s clinical reasoning skills during patient presentations.
Explore the Literature
Explore the diagnostic error literature base and access dozens of academic articles that cover concepts, challenges, and avenues for diagnostic improvement.
Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence
Looking to develop additional expertise in diagnostic safety and quality? SIDM's fellowship program will enhance your knowledge and skills in diagnostic quality and safety, and match you with experienced mentors and recognized leaders in the field.
Discuss the Latest Research
The SIDM Journal Club highlights cutting-edge research in the field, inviting researchers to present and discuss their work with us. Join the conversation and discover emerging research in the area of diagnosis.
Curriculum on Diagnosis
The Inter-Professional Consensus Curriculum on Diagnosis and Diagnostic Error initiative is bringing together experts to refine education and training provided to clinicians, paving the way for improvements in patient safety.
Cases to Improve Diagnosis
These learning cases are for practicing physicians, developed by the American College of Physicians in collaboration with SIDM, encouraging them to think around diagnostic decision-making, how diagnostic errors may affect both patients and physicians in their daily practice of medicine, and how errors can be mitigated by physicians.
Case-Based Virtual Learning Course
Aquifer and SIDM have developed a free virtual patient course that contains foundational content about diagnosis, including factors that contribute to error and strategies that can be used to avoid error. The course introduces students to the cognitive processes and system-related issues that can lead to errors.