Sílvia Mamede Associate Professor

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How do physicians reason to diagnose and manage patients’ problems? What can go wrong in clinical reasoning and how mistakes can be minimized? How do medical students become able to reason clinically and what can be done to foster learning? These questions, intriguing and highly consequential to patients and physicians alike, have long fascinated me. My research team has studied them through both fundamental and applied research using observational and particularly experimental methods. We aim to build upon knowledge and tools from cognitive and educational psychology to conduct research that impacts medical education and health care.