NEJM Healer helps residents further refine their clinical reasoning skills and gives educators a formal way to assess their residents’ diagnostic accuracy.
Clinical reasoning is a core EPA for medical students entering residency, and a large portion of the competencies, milestones, and EPAs for GME programs are focused on the development of sound clinical judgment and reasoning skills. However, incoming residents have uneven exposure to both training in clinical reasoning and to a sufficient variety of clinical scenarios. Numerous pressures on GME programs make it very challenging for educators to ensure their interns meet baseline expectations in clinical reasoning or that these skills are continuously developed and assessed throughout residency.
NEJM Healer provides educators with a formal clinical reasoning assessment tool and gives residents a way to deliberately practice these skills as they continue to refine and master them throughout their residency.