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Is it feasible to use Web 2.0 in medical education?

AMEE 2009: Dan Robinson and Helen O’Sullivan from the University of Liverpool, UK, conducted a pilot study to investigate how Web 2.0 and social networking tools can be used in medical education.

The virtues of virtual simulation technology

Wired Science recently wrote an interesting overview of how virtual simulations are increasingly being used to prepare future surgeons before they get given the knife and let loose on their patients. The article is well worth a read. The use of virtual simulations for health care professionals has often been compared to the use of […]

Reports from the Virtual Patient workshop

Chris Trace from the Royal Veterinary College in London talks to eViP about the Virtual Patient workshop held at AMEE 2009 in Malaga, Spain. Authoring virtual patients is a hands-on experience, so it made perfect sense for eViP and MedBiquitous to host a virtual patient demo session at the recent AMEE 2009 meeting in Malaga, […]

AMEE 2009: Students experience creating e-learning and virtual patients

Caroline Rodgers and Emily Adams, both graduate entry medical students at The University of Oxford describe their experiences in creating virtual patients for use in the Year 5 Primary Care syllabus.

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.