Maximizing Patient Understanding & Recall

4 modules

Course Length
1 hour

Astute Doctor





Maximizing patient understanding and recall is a critical part of the physician’s role. Patients who fully understand shared information show increased adherence to treatment recommendations, greater satisfaction and achievement of health outcomes.


Deliver simple explanations and memorable instructions to your patients with this 1-hour interactive online CME course for strategically minded physicians who want to maximize patient understanding at every encounter.


This engaging and interactive online CME course details techniques to simplify your explanations and build confidence that your treatment instructions are clear and memorable. In this course, you will explore how to...

  • Assess the patient’s information needs
  • Deliver explanations that patients understand
  • Build patient acceptance and understanding
  • Improve treatment adherence
  • Facilitate patient information recall at the right time
  • Help patients meet their health goals


We know that busy physicians expect learning opportunities to be efficient and effective. 'Maximizing Patient Recall and Understanding' is organized into four bite-sized chapters delivered in a flexible learning format.

  • Chapter 1: Identifying the patient’s information needs
  • Chapter 2: Delivering information effectively
  • Chapter 3: Communication that aids accurate recall and understanding
  • Chapter 4: Achieving a shared understanding of the patient’s illness


How it works


  1. GET STARTED with the pre-course self evaluation. This reflection activity will help you identify your strengths, and highlight patient scenarios you find challenging. Use this information to track for specific solutions as you work your way through the course.
  2. NEXT, complete the course chapters. Each chapter includes interactive elements as well as questions, to make sure you understand all the important points. 
  3. PASS the posttest that covers the techniques you learned in the course. You will need to achieve a 70% pass mark for the course to be complete.
  4. COMPLETE and submit the post-course evaluation form. You can then download and print your CME certificate.

Thank you for choosing Astute Doctor. We hope you enjoy your learning experience and we congratulate you for taking time out of your busy schedule to build skills that increase your impact with patients.



    At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify the patient's information needs
  • Present information in easy-to-understand language
  • Provide information in a way that aids recall and retention
  • Discuss a shared understanding of the patient's condition


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

CME Information COMMUNICATE 2023-24
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