EPA 2: Prioritize a Differential Diagnosis Following a Clinical Encounter


Patient Care (PC) 2: Gather essential and accurate information about patients and their conditions through history-taking, physical examination, and review of the medical record.

  • PC 2.1 History-Taking
  • PC 2.2 Physical Examination
  • PC 2.3 Review of the Medical Record

Patient Care (PC) 3: Develop an appropriate patient assessment including diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and medical decision making.

Patient Care (PC) 5: Select, justify, and interpret clinical tests and imaging.

Medical Knowledge (MK) 1: Demonstrate an investigatory and analytic approach to clinical situations.

Medical Knowledge (MK) 2: Apply principles of basic science to patient care.

Medical Knowledge (MK) 3: Apply principles of clinical science to patient care.

Medical Knowledge (MK) 4: Apply principles of epidemiology to patients and populations.

Practice-Based Learning & Improvement (PBL) 1: Identify strengths, deficiencies, and limits in one’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA).

Interpersonal and Communication Skills (ICS) 2: Communicate effectively with healthcare professionals as part of a healthcare team.

Personal and Professional Development (PPD) 6: Recognize and utilize resources in dealing with the ambiguity of clinical care.