Educational Affairs - Office of Clinical Education

How to Use the Clinical Reasoning Instrument - Instructional Video

Learning Objectives:
  • By the end of viewing this video, the viewer will be able to:

    1. Describe the rationale for using the Clinical Reasoning Instrument (CRI)
    2. Explain the advantages of using the CRI
    3. Effectively participate as an instructor or learner in the CRI experience

    Click here to watch the video in its entirety. Or, to watch the video as individual clips, please click on the following links:

  • Part 1 - Introduction to CRI

    Part 2 - Esther presents her diagnosis and differential diagnosis

    Part 3 - Dr. Gerik explores appropriate diagnostic tests to rule in/out Esther's diagnosis & differential diagnosis.

    Part 4 - Dr. Gerik provides feedback to Esther

    Part 5 - Esther shares how the CRI helped her when she took Step 2 CS

    Part 6 - CRI Summary points

    Full version of CRI Video (16 min 22 seconds)

    Clinical Reasoning Instrument - Download PDF


Susie Gerik, MD (Playing the Doctor)
Esther Robbins (Playing the Student)

Ruth Levine, MD (Content Expert/Scriptwriter/Voiceover, Assistant Dean, Educational Affairs)
Anne Rudnicki, EdD (Educator/Producer, Sr. Medical Educator, Office of Educational Development)
Kirk Ford (Animation, Video Production & Editing, Media Specialist, Moody Medical Library/Academic Technology Center)