Critical Thinking

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Co Chairs:
Edward Krupat, PhD
Richard Schwartzstein, MD
2015-2016 Members: TBA 
Thursday, June 4, 2015 4pm - 5:30pm TMEC 334
Thursday, March 12, 2015 4pm - 5:30pm TMEC 334
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4pm - 5:30pm TMEC 334
Thursday, January 8, 2015 4pm - 5:30pm TMEC 334


Goals and Achievements:
The Academy Critical Thinking interest group seeks to:
  • Define strategies, milestones, and assessment techniques for critical thinking
  • Develop faculty development to support teaching of critical thinking
The Critical Thinking Interest Group continued to be a focal point for vigorous discussion and exploration of many facets of analytical reasoning. Dr. Keith Baker led one session looking at a range of models of thinking and their relationship to fundamental neurobiological principles that relate to learning. Dr. Richard Schwartzstein shared a construct that outlines milestones of critical thinking, which represented the work of a task force emanating from a national conference sponsored by the Shapiro Institute for Education at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Ed Krupat discussed results from an ongoing research study examining a new model for assessing critical thinking as it pertains to clinical cases.
The group sponsored a faculty workshop, led by Drs. Schwartzstein and Jeremy Richards, on the use of concept maps to foster inductive reasoning. Finally, the members of the interest group took turns leading journal clubs focused on education literature focused on critical thinking and clinical reasoning.

AY2015 Meeting Agenda and Materials:

6/4/2015 Meeting: 
3/12/2015 Meeting: 
1/8/15 Meeting:

2013-2014 Meeting Agenda and Materials: 

6/9/14 Meeting
6/9/14 Agenda
Article Norman G, Sherbino J, Dore K, Wood T, Young M, Gaissmaier W, Kreuger S, Monteiro S. The etiology of diagnostic errors: a controlled trial of system 1 versus system 2 reasoning. Acad Med. 2014 Feb; 89(2):277-84. 
3/18/2013 Meeting:
1/30/2013 Meeting:
1/30/2013 Agenda
Nouh T, Boutros M, Gagnon R, Reid S, Leslie K, Pace D, Pitt D, Walker R, Schiller D, MacLean A, Hameed M, Fata P, Charlin B, Meterissian SH. The script concordance test as a measure of clinical reasoning: a national validation study. Am J Surg. 2012 Apr;203(4):530-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2011.11.006
PowerPoint Slides for Discussion led by Leo Ginns, MD



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