Andrew Olson, MD FACP FAAP
University of Minnesota Medical School

Andrew Olson, MD, FACP, FAAP, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School where he serves as the Director of Medical Educator Development and Scholarship as well as the founding Director of the Becoming a Doctor Course. A practicing hospitalist, Dr. Olson’s academic focus is diagnostic reasoning and the development of innovative methods to improve diagnostic reasoning through educational programs. He serves as the co-chair of the Education Committee of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and is an investigator on multiple projects to improve diagnosis in education and practice.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Workshop Description: In efforts to address the problem of diagnostic error, the education of healthcare professionals is being re-envisioned. The landmark report from the National Academy of Medicine on Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare made two major suggestions: Improve education around diagnosis, and improve teamwork in the diagnostic process. In a project supported by the Macy Foundation, we have recently identified a set of 12 competencies that tie these two recommendations together, and if acquired, would promote diagnostic quality and safety. Six of these relate to individual…