eViP Advice on Using VPs

Throughout the eViP programme, eViP partners have been creating, repurposing and sharing VPs, using the Web-SP, OpenLabyrinth, CAMPUS and CASUS VP players. The majority of the VPs were used by pre-clinical and clinical undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and nursing students. Dentistry students and those undergoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) also benefited from these resources. […]

Virtual Slides in the Path Lab

Virtual slides combined with Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) are powerful tools when teaching pathology and related subject areas. Jack Cleutjens, MD, is a biologist working at the Department of Pathology at Maastricht University. Here he describes how medical students collaborate online using this system. “The original system involved one student behind one computer,” says […]

Presentations from ICVP 2010 & MedBiquitous Annual Meeting

Presentations from the 2nd International Conference on Virtual Patients and MedBiquitous Annual Meeting are available from the MedBiquitous website.

What is the state of play with virtual patients?

Dr Rachel Ellaway from the University of Northern Ontario in Canada talks about where we are at with the research and development of virtual patients. According to Rachel, there is a critical piece in any area of research, between innovation and creation, and then going towards it being used. “The piece that is really troubling […]

Virtual Patients bring together fragmented e-learning tools

Dr Bas de Leng from Maastricht University describes the advantages of virtual patients, including their ability to bring together and present various e-learning tools in a unitary programme.

Taking virtual patients into the workforce

During the recent 2nd International Conference on Virtual Patients and MedBiquitous Annual Meeting, Rosalyn Scott, MD, from CTSNet in the US talked about issues in social media in medical education, asking how can social media bridge the relationship between student and learner? As she explained, social media is a “powerful tool where students can be […]

Collaboration around innovation: The success of the team defines the success of the technology

Peter Greene, Executive Director of MedBiquitous, describes how collaboration drives innovation, and how the success of the team determines the success of the technology. “The key is to strike the balance between diversity and specialisation,” he says. “We often bring together a very diverse group of people. People who are experts in areas of technology, […]

How can we use VPs to transform healthcare?

Peter Greene, the Executive Director of MedBiquitous opened the recent 2nd International Conference on Virtual Patients and MedBiquitous Annual Meeting, and describes how the impact of technology can drive innovation and successful collaborations, with the ultimate goal of using virtual patients to transform healthcare.

Integration of e-learning tools can transform the curriculum

Over the past decade a wide range of e-learning tools have been developed, yet many are yet to be fully integrated into the medical curricula. One possibility for this, explains Dr Terry Poulton from the e-Learning Unit at St George’s University of London, is that the technology is “too fragmented”.

International Curriculum Transfer from Maastricht to Saudi Arabia

The Al Rajhi University and Hospital is a new establishment, and as such they will be using the Maastricht Curriculum for content and assessment as the foundation for their programme.