Program Description: 

This educational activity is designed to build skills in clinical reasoning through case-based discussion presented by one of our senior residents familiar with the case. The mechanism of learning is via group discussion focused on expert role modeling where attending physicians ask questions and make teaching points as the case unfolds. Based on the discussion a differential diagnosis is generated and the appropriate laboratory tests and imaging are ordered. The results of the investigations are revealed, and the diagnosis and hospital course are discussed. The presenter concludes with a formal discussion of the diagnosis, keys to the case, and American Board of Pediatric content specifications relevant to the case.

Target audience: 
  • Physicians
  • Residents
  • Fellows
  • Medical Students
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Identify effective strategies and clinical approaches to diagnosing and managing common and uncommon symptoms or problems.
  • Name how the history is used to make and test hypotheses
  • Synthesize available data to construct a prioritized and complete differential diagnosis.
  • Discriminate between ordering various labs and tests based upon prioritized differential.
  • Optimize short and long-term management.
Faculty & credentials: 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Michael Weisgerber, MD
Medical Director, Medical Education
Children's Wisconsin
Professor, Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin

Laura Stoddard, MD






Michelle O'Donnell
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 337-7035

Accreditation Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Designation of Credit Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 1 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Participation shared with ABP through PARS:

Individual participants’ information will be shared with ABP through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). 

Session date: 
03/16/2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT
Children's Auditorium/ Virtual
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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