Diagnostic Errors: Hidden Menace or Hyperbole? 

Headshot Dr. Thomas Dalton

Speaker: Thomas Dalton, MD 
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine UT Southwestern Medical Center
Director of the Acute Care for Elders Unit, Clements University Hospital
Director of the Academic Colleges, UT Southwestern Medical School

Date: Monday, May 13, 2024 12:00 pm-1:00 pm (MST)

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Bio:  Dr. Dalton is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Dalton serves as the Director of the Acute Care for Elders Unit at Clements University Hospital, and he practices both primary care and hospital medicine. He also serves as Director of the Academic Colleges at UT Southwestern Medical School, a four-year course whose mission is to develop medical students’ clinical skills, professional identity formation, and knowledge of medical ethics. 


At the end of this session, you should be able to...

  • Demonstrate how measuring diagnostic errors can be challenging 
  • List factors that contribute to cognitive diagnostic errors 
  • Consider diagnostic errors in the context of geriatric medicine


Accreditation Statement:

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement(s):

All faculty, CME planning committee members, and the CME office reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

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