Introducing Virtual Patients into the Curriculum – Authoring, Assessment, and Integration

Nancy Posel
David M. Fleiszer
Susan Albright
Rosalyn P. Scott, Wright State University

A workshop presented at the 2011 Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, November 4-9, 2011.


Applying Virtual Patients (VP) to the objectives of a health science curricula requires educators to make strategic decisions about placement and construction to support effective utilization, acceptance and sustainability. This workshop introduces theory, evidence, experience and specific skills and tools for faculty, administrators, and curricular designers to work together to design, create, integrate, and implement VPs effectively.