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Dr Sören Huwndiek scoops the Miriam Friedman Ben-David New Educator Award

We are very pleased to announce that eViP member Dr Sören Huwendiek from Heidelberg University, Germany, was awarded the prestigious Miriam Friedman Ben-David New Educator Award at the AMEE 2009 conference in Malaga, Spain.

AMEE 2009: Effective integration of virtual patients into the medical curricula

AMEE 2009, Malaga, Spain. Here, Dr Sören Huwendiek from the University of Heidelberg in Germany talks to eViP about his Short Communication Session entitled “Curricula integration principles: A focus group study.”

AMEE 2009: Labyrinth VP crosses cultural and educational barriers

Mr Michael Begg from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland talks to eViP about how the Labyrinth virtual patient system is used in different cultures, and gives the lowdown on the general state of virtual patient development.

AMEE 2009: Transfering PBL from paper to e-versions using virtual patients

Susan Albright from Tufts University Science Knowledgebase in Boston Massachusetts talks about her experience transferring from a paper-based PBL system to an electronic system using virtual patients.

AMEE 2009: Dr David Cook talks about the value of e-learning in medical education

AMEE 2009, Malaga, Spain. During his symposium Dr David A. Cook from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, US presented his findings from four meta-analyses and systematic reviews that compared the effectiveness of different modes of learning.

AMEE 2009: James B McGee talks about the vpSim virtual patient authoring system

AMEE 2009, Malaga, Spain. During the AMEE 2009 meeting, Dr James B McGee from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, spoke to eViP about the development of the vpSim virtual patient authoring system, and the future of virtual patients in medical education.

AMEE 2009: eViP exclusive chat with Dr Roger Kneebone

eViP exclusive chat with Roger Kneebone. Here, we talk about the need for heightened reality in simulated clinical scenarios, and how to make these simulators more accessible to medical and health care students, focusing on the newly developed Distributive Simulator.

AMEE 2009: New horizons in simulation technology shows great potential

Monday August 31st, 2009: In this fascinating Large Group Session Dr Roger Kneebone and colleagues from Imperial College, London, drew large crowds for a demonstration of their new distributive simulation suite.

Incorporating virtual patients into the medical curriculum

“For those who have never been to medical school, the idea of learning to be a physician often conjures up thoughts of students in white lab coats eagerly following professors on their rounds through the hospital. But these days, the patients being examined are just as likely to be avatars.” Writes Ben Elsen from the […]

Using Second Life for Virtual Placements: An Australian initiative

At the ICVP 2009 we spoke to Beata Bajorek from the University of Sydney School of Pharmacy, who described the use of Second Life to overcome some significant challenges in experiential placements for pharmacy students. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for further updates!