Digital Tools to Enhance Clinical Reasoning

Reza Manesh, Gurpreet Dhaliwal

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Physicians can improve their diagnostic acumen by adopting a simulation-based approach to analyzing published cases. The tight coupling of clinical problems and their solutions affords physicians the opportunity to efficiently upgrade their illness scripts (structured knowledge of a specific disease) and schemas (structured frameworks for common problems). The more times clinicians practice accessing and applying those knowledge structures through published cases, the greater the odds that they will have an enhanced approach to similar patient-cases in the future. This article highlights digital resources that increase the number of cases a clinician experiences and learns from.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-565
Number of pages7
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2018


  • Clinical problem-solving
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Diagnostic skills
  • Virtual patients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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