Virtual patients come of age

Rachel H. Ellaway, Terry Poulton, Valerie Smothers, Peter Schuyler Greene

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Abstract

On-screen simulations of clinical settings have been used for educational purposes since the 1970s. Despite this, it is only now that these 'virtual patients' are increasingly forming a part of the medical education mainstream. Enabling factors for these changes include a requirement for more assured clinical encounters, changes in patient availability (in particular, in tertiary contexts), diminishing technical and cost barriers and ongoing changes in educational practices as a whole. This special edition of Medical Teacher presents a number of papers covering key factors in the development, use and evaluation of virtual patients in contemporary medical education practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)683-684
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Teacher
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Ellaway, R. H., Poulton, T., Smothers, V., & Greene, P. S. (2009). Virtual patients come of age. Medical Teacher, 31(8), 683-684. https://doi.org/10.1080/01421590903124765

Virtual patients come of age. / Ellaway, Rachel H.; Poulton, Terry; Smothers, Valerie; Greene, Peter Schuyler.

In: Medical Teacher, Vol. 31, No. 8, 2009, p. 683-684.

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Ellaway, RH, Poulton, T, Smothers, V & Greene, PS 2009, 'Virtual patients come of age', Medical Teacher, vol. 31, no. 8, pp. 683-684. https://doi.org/10.1080/01421590903124765
Ellaway, Rachel H. ; Poulton, Terry ; Smothers, Valerie ; Greene, Peter Schuyler. / Virtual patients come of age. In: Medical Teacher. 2009 ; Vol. 31, No. 8. pp. 683-684.
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