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Integrating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety into Clinical Care Webinar

May 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Assessing Trainees’ Clinical Reasoning 

Faculty Host:  Joseph Rencic, MD
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Tufts Medical Center
Co-Course Director for the Introduction to Clinical Reasoning Course
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine

Faculty Host Bio:  Joe Rencic, MD, is the associate program director of the Tufts Medical Center internal medicine residency program and co-course director of the Introduction to Clinical Reasoning Course for 2nd year students at TUSM. He is the co-editor of the ACP teaching series book entitled Teaching Clinical Reasoning, has co-authored three book chapters of clinical reasoning assessment, and recently completed and submitted a Best Evidence in Medical Education review on the subject. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a general internist at Tufts Medical Center, where he precepts students and residents.

Goal: The goal of this session is to have participants review the theoretical underpinnings of evaluating clinical performance at the workplace to better inform their evaluation practices with trainees.


By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify frameworks for evaluating learners’ clinical performance.
  • Practice defining criteria of competency.
  • Appraise the value of narrative assessments.
  • Identify common evaluation errors.


May 18, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm