How Physicians Navigate Uncertainty in Clinical Situations

On the Academic Medicine Podcast, hosts Toni Gallo and Research in Medical Education (RIME) Committee member Dr. Justin Sewell and guest Dr. Jonathan Ilgen discuss how physicians navigate uncertain clinical situations and their comfort with that process. This is the first episode in a 3-part series of discussions with RIME authors about their medical education research and its implications for the field. 

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Read the article discussed in this episode, “‘I Was Worried About the Patient, But I Wasn’t Feeling Worried’: How Physicians Judge Their Comfort in Settings of Uncertainty” and find the complete 2020 RIME supplement, which is free to read and download, at

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Further Reading

Ilgen J, Bowen JL, de Bruin ABH, Regehr G, Teunissen P. “I was worried about the patient, but I wasn’t feeling worried”: How physicians judge their comfort in settings of uncertainty. Acad Med. 2020;95:S67-S72.