Keeping your critical thinking skills sharp takes work. Although we’ve taken care to incorporate the theory and practice of critical thinking into all areas of our medical education programs, it’s also a good idea to take the time to do your own research.
We’ve compiled an extensive list of resources that will help you learn to look at all angles and opportunities when it comes to treating your patients.
Ways to learn
Opportunities to learn
Whether you prefer to learn from lectures or books, we can help with either one. Peruse the resources offered below to expand your critical thinking expertise.
A series of one-page summaries identifying the key features of important issues in medicine (developed by the Critical Thinking Group at Dalhousie University).
- Critical thinking [PDF - 191 kB]
- Dual process decision making [PDF - 233 kB]
- Cognitive debiasing [PDF - 145 kB]
- Cognitive miser function [PDF 148 kB]
- Complementary alternate medicine [PDF 145 kB]
- Evolution of critical thinking [PDF 147 kB]
Two useful books can be downloaded free of charge:
- The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools [PDF - 212 kB]
- The Science of the Art of Medicine by John Brush MD (free download through iTunes)