Dr. Rose Hatala
Topic: Seeing the Forest AND the Trees: Cognitive Factors and Diagnostic Error
Date: December 15, 2010
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Lunch will be served)
- Diamond Health Care Centre, room 2267
- IRC 305
- CWH 2D22
- MSB 107
- RJH 011
- KGH 237
- NHSC 9-370
In clinical medicine, errors in diagnosis are one source of medical error. The current talk will discuss the common sources of diagnostic error, review a cognitive psychology model for diagnostic reasoning and present some ongoing research into influencing the diagnostic reasoning process. The hope is that a richer understanding of this reasoning process will allow us to influence both our own clinical practice and that of our learners.
Dr. Rose Hatala completed her MD and residency training and began her practice as a general internist at McMaster University. While at McMaster she also completed an MSc with a focus on educational research in the lab of Geoff Norman and Lee Brooks. She is now Clinical Associate Professor at UBC, Associate Program Director for the UBC Internal Medicine Residency Program, and a researcher in medical education. Her research interests include the development and evaluation of assessment tools for medical students and resident learners as well as the exploration of the cognitive psychology underlying diagnostic reasoning. More recently, she has been involved with research into the use of cardiopulmonary simulators for assessment purposes. Dr. Hatala also served as the Vice Chair of the RCPSC Internal Medicine oral exam and is involved in developing evaluation tools for the Internal Medicine oral examination in the UBC MD Undergraduate Program.
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