A collaborative model for developing and maintaining virtual patients for medical education.

@article{Berman2011ACM,
  title={A collaborative model for developing and maintaining virtual patients for medical education.},
  author={Norman B Berman and Leslie Fall and Alexander W Chessman and Michael R Dell and Valerie J. Lang and Shou Ling Leong and L. James Nixon and Sherilyn Smith},
  journal={Medical teacher},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={319-24}
}
There is great interest in using computer-assisted instruction in medical education, but getting computer-assisted instruction materials used broadly is difficult to achieve. We describe a successful model for the development and maintenance of a specific type of computer-assisted instruction - virtual patients - in medical education. The collaborative model's seven key components are described and compared to other models of diffusion of innovation and curriculum development. The collaborative… CONTINUE READING