The use of virtual patients in medical school curricula
Abbreviated Journal Title
Adv. Physiol. Educ.
medical education; computerized patients; patient simulation; clinical; simulation; STUDENTS; SIMULATIONS; Education, Scientific Disciplines; Physiology
Cendan J, Lok B. The use of virtual patients in medical school curricula. Adv Physiol Educ 36: 48-53, 2012; doi: 10.1152/advan.00054.2011.-The demonstration of patient-based cases using automated technology [virtual patients (VPs)] has been available to health science educators for a number of decades. Despite the promise of VPs as an easily accessible and moldable platform, their widespread acceptance and integration into medical curricula have been slow. Here, the authors review the technological underpinnings of VPs, summarize the literature regarding the use and limitations of VPs in the healthcare curriculum, describe novel possible applications of the technology, and propose possible directions for future work.
Advances in Physiology Education
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