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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)