Clinical reasoning training programme
More than a simple technological solution to facilitate self-assessment and reinforce factual knowledge, Practicum Script offers a pedagogical methodology to address an ongoing concern in undergraduate medical education: the management of uncertainty in clinical practice. Practicum Script presents to students clinical challenges based on real cases of diagnosis, treatment, and investigations. The students compare their decisions with those provided by dozens of international experts and can review evidence from the scientific literature. Beyond the statistical patient and single-answer algorithmic solutions, Practicum Script helps students understand and weigh different plausible approaches, enabling them to exercise non-analytical and analytical cognitive processes involved in decision-making. Practicum Script improves the quality of care that students are able to provide, bringing them closer to the clinical practice without risking patients' safety.
It works in 4 steps:
Although this is a tutorial video for CME/CPD, the methodology for the undergraduate programme is the same.
Reasons why Practicum Script is a good choice for med students
First encounter with a real patient
No risk for patient safety
Learning by doing and reflectioning
Shortening of experiential learning
Broadening of differential diagnoses
Greater confidence in decision-making
Longitudinal clinical reasoning training throughout the clinical cycle
Less risk of cognitive errors
Immediate corrective feedback
Coverage of all thematic areas across the medical curriculum