American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS203
Title: Teaching Clinical Decision Making
Date and Time of Session: Tuesday, October 24: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Description: Clinical decision making is critical to surgical competency. This form of competence is tacit knowledge-that which we know but cannot easily explain. Clinical decision is the inherent ability to decide when or when not to operate on a patient based on knowledge, experience, pattern recognition, and perhaps intuition. Clinical decision making in surgery is developed during exposure to patients in the outpatient setting, operating room, wards, and through educational conferences. Unfortunately, with current duty hour restrictions and a greater focus on outcomes and cost, residents have decreasing opportunities to develop clinical decision making skills and many programs are struggling with teaching clinical decision making. This panel will discuss current methodologies for promoting and enhancing resident clinical decision making skills.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Residents / Medical Students (RES-MED), Trauma / Critical Care (TRA)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Patient safety
Sponsored By:
Committee on Resident Education
Program Participants:
Celia M. Divino, MD, FACS
Erica L. Mitchell, MD, MEd SE, FACS
Speaker How Do We Prepare Students to be Adaptive Experts in their Field?
Maria Mylopoulos, PhD
Speaker Training Surgeons to Make Important Decisions
Jonathan P. Fryer, MD, MHPE, FACS