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Medical and Health Professional Education

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Virtual Patient Examples

An Introduction to Virtual Patients

"Virtual Patient (VP) = a computer program that simulates real-life clinical scenarios in which the learner acts as a healthcare provider obtaining a history and physical exam and making diagnostic and therapeutic decisions" --James B. McGee, MD

2013-14 CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 

CHEC info on virtual patients

An introduction to Virtual Patients from UBC.

A virtual patient is “an interactive computer simulation of real-life clinical scenarios for the purpose of medical training, education or assessment” (Ellaway, Candler, Greene & Smothers)

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