Facilitating Adaptive Expertise in Learning Computed Tomography

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT05284838


The main objective of this study is to demonstrate that Error Management Training improves adaptive expertise in head computed tomography interpretation. The investigators will conduct a randomized controlled trial comparing two learning strategies, Error Management Training vs Error Avoidance Training, in emergency medicine residents. The investigators hypothesize that Error Management Training, as compared to Error Avoidance Training, will improve adaptive expertise, as measured by skills transfer, when used to teach head computed tomography interpretation to emergency medicine residents.

Official Title

The FAIL CT Study: Facilitating Adaptive Expertise in Learning Computed Tomography, a Multi-center Randomized Controlled Trial

Stanford Investigator(s)

Leonardo Aliaga

Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine


Inclusion Criteria:

* Study participation will be available to all current emergency medicine residents at Stanford and at thirteen external sites.

Exclusion Criteria:

* Adults unable to consent
* Pregnant women
* Individuals who are not yet adults (infants, children, teenagers)
* Prisoners
* Medical students
* Residents from specialties other than emergency medicine


other: Error Management Training (Difficult)

other: Error Management Training (Easy)

other: Error Avoidance Training

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Leonardo Aliaga, MD