Welcome to the Education Guides portion of The Rational Clinical Examination series. Teaching tips and notes for making sessions relevant and interactive will be included in the notes pages of selected slides. Throughout the Education Guides, the following ABC'S may be highlighted in the notes pages:
A: Slide contains animation geared to increase interactivity.
B: Slide contains basic principles related to teaching diagnosis. These slides are part of a uniform set that will be used throughout the Education Guides.
C: Slide contains an opportunity to increase relevance and interactivity through use of cases or by asking the learners to commit to a specific answer that can be used for discussion and for anchoring their responses. One easy, inexpensive, and fun strategy is to hand out blank file cards at the start of the session and have learners use them to write down their numeric guesses of probabilities. These cards can be passed around the room in order to "blind" the process. Once the learners have written down their estimates, they can pass the cards around the room so that no one is holding their own card and can report on what is in front of them without identifying their own answers. This contributes to a safe learning environment in which learners are not afraid to make honest guesses.
S: Slide contains a stumbling block.