Beyond Memorization: Leading with the “Why” to Improve Clinical Reasoning

October 29, 2021

Explore how focusing on the “why” behind clinical conditions links basic science and clinical knowledge for more efficient learning. Hear how Case Western uses Integrated Illness Scripts throughout their didactic curriculum to go beyond memorization to deeper conceptual understanding. Find out how Aquifer’s Integrated Illness Scripts foster clinical reasoning skills.


  • Jensen Lewis, MSPAS-PAC; Case Western Reserve University
  • Leah Sheridan, PhD, Ohio University Heritage School of Osteopathic Medicine

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