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ERIC Number: EJ968839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1043-4046
The Use of Virtual Patients in Medical School Curricula
Cendan, Juan; Lok, Benjamin
Advances in Physiology Education, v36 n1 p48-53 Mar 2012
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. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A