Clinical Teaching Series

About This Episode

Jonathan Ilgen, MD, MCR, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

Clinical reasoning encompasses a number of different types of skills, including the skills of observation, communication, and synthesis. In this podcast Dr. Jon Ilgen provides a toolbox of instructional tips and techniques that can be used to help learners at different stages of the training continuum develop the skills they will need to diagnose and treat patients.


Mookherjee, S., & Cosgrove, E. M. (2016). Handbook of clinical teaching. Switzerland: Springer | See Chapter 21 for expanded text on this topic. Link to read via UW Libraries (UW Net ID required): Handbook of Clinical Teaching

Ilgen, J., Eva, K., Regehr, G. (2016). What’s in a Label? Is Diagnosis the Start or the End of Clinical Reasoning? Journal of General Internal Medicine. Vol.31(4), p.435(3).

Bowen, J. (2006). Educational Strategies to Promote Clinical Diagnostic Reasoning. The New England Journal of Medicine. Vol.355(21), pp.2217-2225.