Patient-centered Information Gathering

4 modules

Course Length
75 mins

Astute Doctor



Patient-centered Information Gathering

Uncover deep insights about the nature of patient symptoms, achieve earlier and more accurate diagnoses, and improve patient experience. This interactive online course shows how to facilitate patient-centered encounters, gather critical information, increase patient understanding, and attain greater medication adherence.


To get started, complete the pre-course self evaluation. This reflection activity will help you identify where your strengths lie, and highlight scenarios you find challenging so that you can track for solutions as you work your way through the course.

Next, complete all the course chapters. Each chapter includes interactive elements as well as questions, to make sure you understand all the important points. The final chapter is a posttest covering all the techniques you have learned. You will need to achieve a 70% pass mark for the course to be complete.

Finally, complete and submit the CME evaluation form. You will then be able to print your CME certificate.

We hope you enjoy your Astute Doctor Education experience, and are amazed at the significant positive difference these simple techniques can make to your patient encounters.


    By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply the core aspects of patient-centered information gathering
  • Deliver the right questions at the right time to uncover the information that will most impact treatment outcomes
  • Demonstrate a range of proven techniques to elicit the patient information that is most crucial for optimal patient outcomes
  • Utilize confirmation skills to clearly define the progress of the encounter and to bring physician and patient expectations into agreement.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate CME Certificate of Completion

Learning Credits

CME Information
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Pre-course Evaluation: Patient-centered Information Gathering
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