The DTI starts with a very short demographic survey which allows the program to categorise you in an appropriate manner. This is important in interpreting the findings because clinical problem solving skills are known to develop in different ways in different undergraduate settings and in differing early experiences as a practising doctor.
The DTI is presented as 41 statements about diagnosis and diagnostic practice. Each statement has its two extreme positions defined by a descriptive statement and has a six point scale in between for you to position yourself according to your own approach to each aspect of diagnosis/clinical problem solving.
The results are reported in two dimensions. One dimension relates to the structures of you memory and the other to your flexibility of thinking processes. To accommodate structural differences in teaching, learning and clinical experience, we provide, so called, normal ranges for the various sub-groups so that you can place yourself relative to equivalent peers. These ranges are updated every three months.