Due to the COVID pandemic, WMED is building its capacity to offer electives that will enhance the clinical care of patients while being delivered in an on-line or virtual format.
This 1 week elective will explore decision making theories as utilized in the medical diagnostic process. Students will read two works - "How Doctors Think" by Jerome Groopman, MD and "Thinking Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman. These readings will explore unconscious errors in reasoning, the development of "prospect theory" and behavioral economics, how we understand the concept of happiness, and how the quality of the doctor patient relationship can affect diagnosis and care provided. Concepts learned through your reading will be applied through the cases in the Aquifer Diagnostic Excellence Series.