Keynote Presentation

Assessing clinical reasoning –
a special case of scientific reasoning?

Learning Outcomes

  • Conceptualize clinical reasoning as a special case of scientific reasoning
  • Use simulated learning environments to foster and scaffold clinical reasoning
  • Assess both the quality oft he process of reasoning and its outcomes
  • Assess the outcomes of clinical reasoning as accuracy and efficiency


Martin is a general internist and endocrinologist. Since August 2011, he is full Professor and Director of the Institute for Medical Education at the University Hospital of Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich. In November 2012, he was elected as the Associate Dean for Clinical Education of the Medical Faculty. He also serves as the Chair of the Educational Board of LMU. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Open-Access Journal for Medical Education (JME), a reviewer for numerous journals and institutions and was the president of the German Association for Medical Education from 2011-2017 (GMA). He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) from 2015-2018.

From 2008 until 2011, he worked as Dean for Education, and Director of the Institute for Teaching and Educational Research in Health Sciences at the Faculty of Health of Witten/Herdecke University, Germany.

Martin received his undergraduate and medical education in Hamburg and Freiburg, Germany, with the doctor’s degree in Medicine (MD) awarded at the University of Freiburg on ‘Presynaptic autoinhibition of the serotoninergic system in the cortex’. He did graduate studies at Royal Free Hospital, London, UK, Kantonsspital, Lucerne, Switzerland, and Dartmouth Medical Center, Lebanon (NH), USA.

He received his Master of Medical Education (MME) degree at the University of Bern, Switzerland, and is also certified in Medical Informatics. Since 2004, he is Co-Director of the German National Master of Medical Education (MME) program