Defining clinical reasoning: A BEME scoping study

M Young, Lambertus Schuwirth, J Rencic, V Dory, Temple Ratcliffe, Eric Holmboe, L Gruppen, D Gordon, A da Silva, T Ballard, S Lubarsky, A Thomas, Steven Durning

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Purpose: Clinical reasoning (CR) has long been recognized as a core competency in the health professions. Despite its importance, CR literature tends to be fragmented, with little agreement as to the scope and boundaries of CR. Explicit discussion regarding the nature of CR is needed in order to its instruction and assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberOC5-3
Pages (from-to)63-64
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Education
Issue numberSupplement 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017
EventCanadian Conference on Medical Education: Rethinking Teaching and Learning - Winnipeg, Canada
Duration: 29 Apr 20172 May 2017


  • clinical reasoning
  • Scope of practice
  • definition
  • terminology
  • scoping study


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