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Andrea Herdon

Chest X-ray, ECG & Dermatology, and Descriptions in InSimu

Breaking news! InSimu, The Virtual Patient Platform, has launched the most requested medical features together with a new mobile and web application! What’s new?  111 virtual patients with: Chest X-ray & ECG images 14 clinical scenarios with: Real-life dermatology pictures 500 clinical cases with educational descriptions for 10 different diseases within cardiology, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, pulmonology,

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Andrea Herdon

Implement formative and summative assessment with virtual patients

1. The forms of learning – learning by doing Kong Qiu (alias Confucius) said ca. 500 BC that „I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” He already understood and iterated that the most effective way of learning is “learning by doing”. As demonstrated in the previous paper

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Andrea Herdon

Accelerate the learning curve in medical education with virtual patients

1. The learning curve theory in medicine 1.1. What is the learning curve theory? The learning curve theory proposes that a learner’s efficiency in a task improves over time the more the learner performs the task. In other words, proficiency increases with practice (‘Uses promptos facit’ <lat.> = practice makes perfect). However, the learning curve

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Andrea Herdon

7 ways to increase medical students’ engagement with virtual patients

What is student engagement? Students are engaged when they are physically present in class, but they are eager to learn and collaborate with fellow students. They generally show a positive attitude towards the studying activities. Studies found that students’ active involvement and engagement strongly contribute to their academic success. So when it comes to medical

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