#TeachDx Faculty Development Academy

Learn and Develop Best Practices Around Teaching Diagnostic Excellence

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.

Who Should Apply

Faculty from any health professions education program who engage in diagnosis education are encouraged to apply.

Faculty who are relatively early in their career and/or early in their journey as a diagnosis educator are especially encouraged to apply.


The program will begin in late February and will require approximately 2-3 hours per week of participant time.

Experts from the field of clinical reasoning and diagnostic safety and quality will engage with participants in a highly engaging format.


This program is led by the Co-Chairs of the SIDM Education Community: Dr. Eliana Bonifacino, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Dr. Andrew Olson, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

The program will be virtually hosted by the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Session Dates

Session dates are as follows (3:00 - 5:00 pm EST):

  • Week 1: February 25
  • Week 2: March 4
  • Week 3: March 18
  • Week 4: March 25
  • Week 5: April 8
  • Week 6: April 15

(No sessions March 11 or April 1)


For further information, please contact Dr. Andrew Olson and Dr. Eliana Bonifacino.