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Dodging Diagnostic Errors

Total Credits: .75 including .75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s), .75 Ethics/ Risk Management Credit

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TOMA - Texas
David Garza, DO
48 Minutes
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During this session we will review common types of cognitive errors and biases that can lead to diagnostic and therapeutic errors in healthcare. We will also review methods for mitigating the risk of making these errors.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand and discuss factors that contribute to diagnostic error stemming from cognitive bias
  2. Describe strategies that can be used to avoid these types of errors
  3. Reflect on personal experiences where cognitive bias may have resulted in diagnostic errors

Statement of Accreditation
The Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. TOMA designates this program for a maximum of .75 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy
All grievances may be directed to TOMA's Executive Director at All grievances will receive an initial response within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.



David Garza, DO's Profile

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Dr. Garza is Assistant Professor, Family Medicine Clerkship Director, and Director of Osteopathic Recognition at UIWSOM. Before transitioning to the medical campus in 2020, Dr. Garza was Founding Program Director for UIWSOM’s Family Medicine Residency in his hometown of Laredo, Texas, where he was in solo practice for twenty-five years prior to that. He earned a B.A. from UT Austin, his D.O. from UNTHSCTCOM, and a Master of Medical Education Leadership from UNECOM. Dr. Garza served for seven years on the Texas Medical Board Board, is Certified by the AOBFP, and is a Fellow of the ACOFP. A past president of TOMA, Texas ACOFP, TMF Health Quality Institute, and the TCOM Alumni Association, Dr. Garza currently serves as 2nd Vice President for the AOA Board of Trustees.

Dr. Garza discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.




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