Differential Diagnosis (release in progress)

Differential Diagnosis (release in progress)

by Stephen Holt, MD, MS
Differential diagnosis is the systematic process of considering various possible medical conditions or diseases that could explain a patient's symptoms or clinical findings. It involves gathering and analyzing data, such as medical history, physical examination results, and diagnostic tests, to narrow down the list of potential diagnoses and ultimately identify the most likely explanation for the patient's condition. This critical thinking skill is essential for healthcare professionals to accurately diagnose and treat patients.

Proficiency in this fundamental skill is paramount in medical practice, driving informed treatment strategies and enhancing patient outcomes. This course builds upon existing knowledge of medical fundamentals, bridging the gap between theoretical understanding and practical application in clinical settings.

Course Details

  • Videos 3
  • Duration 0:41 h
  • Quiz questions 16
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Differential Diagnosis (release in progress)

 Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Dr. Stephen Holt is the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program at the Yale School of Medicine in Connecticut, USA.
He obtained his PhD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004. Currently, he is Director of the Addiction Recovery Clinic and Codirector of Clinician Educator Distinctions Pathway at Yale School of Medicine.
Because of his achievements, he earned the Faculty Teacher of the Year award from the Yale Primary Care Residency Program in 2009 and 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Holt teaches courses on Physical Examination, Dermatology, and Rheumatology.

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SOAP note
By nicole c. on 06. May 2024 for Differential Diagnosis Documentation: SOAP Notes

Dr. Holt does a great job of explaining all aspects of the SOAP and the rationale.