About the Academy
Through an Innovations Grant from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, the University of Minnesota Medical School will bring together educators and diagnosis education experts to help prepare faculty to better teach about the diagnostic process as well as diagnostic safety and quality as part of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) #TeachDx Faculty Development Academy.
This six session, highly interactive academy will use a combination of asynchronous and synchronous activities to bring health professions educators together to learn and develop best practices around teaching diagnostic excellence. The curriculum will be based on the recently published Competencies to Improve Diagnosis, the first comprehensive list of competencies that health care education programs should aim to achieve in their programs.
A pressing need in improving diagnosis education is the need to ensure health professions educators are equipped to train the next generation of diagnosticians. This need for faculty development is nearly universal and a rate-limiting step in moving the diagnostic quality and safety field forward. Effective clinical reasoning is fundamental to accurate and timely diagnosis, yet expertise in teaching clinical reasoning is lacking.
The SIDM #TeachDx Faculty Development Academy seeks to improve clinical reasoning in practice and thus reduce harm associated with diagnostic error by providing faculty from diverse professional backgrounds with the knowledge and skills to create and implement clinical reasoning curricula at their own institutions.
The application period is now closed.