Cases for Clerkships

MedU Case Studies are online educational tools that provide virtual patients for students in medical clerkships. Dana has obtained:

WISE-MD (Web Initiative for Surgical Education), a set of eleven surgery modules. It consists of video presentations concerning medical fundamentals of the condition followed by patient-doctor interactions involving patient history, physical exam, laboratory studies, imaging studies, decision making, surgery, and post operative care.

CLIPP (Computer Assisted Learning in Pediatrics Program), a set of 31 patient cases. CLIPP pediatric case studies present patient scenarios and ask questions to test student’s knowledge, related to diagnosis and treatment of conditions, in a step by step manner. After users submit answers to the questions results and comments are provided with references.

fmCASES (The Family Medicine Computer-Assisted Simulations for Educating Students), 29 interactive virtual patient cases encompass the learning objectives of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum. Case content also draws heavily from other projects in which STFM played a central role: FMCR (Family Medicine Curriculum Resources) and the Future of Family Medicine.

SIMPLE (Simulated Internal Medicine Patient Learning Experience), 36 interactive virtual patient cases are designed to encompass the learning objectives of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM)-Society for General Internal Medicine Core Medicine Clerkship Curriculum Guide Version 3.0 comprehensively. Although designed for use by third-year medical students, SIMPLE is an excellent learning tool for many other health care professionals.

In order to access MedU Case Studies,  you will first have to register. Make sure to register with a UVM email address NOT a vtmednet or personal email address such as gmail or hotmail. A confirmation link will be sent to your email address. You will only have to do this once. In the future log in with your UVM email address and the password you chose.