Learner preferences regarding integrating, sequencing and aligning virtual patients with other activities in the undergraduate medical curriculum: A focus group study.

@article{Huwendiek2013LearnerPR,
  title={Learner preferences regarding integrating, sequencing and aligning virtual patients with other activities in the undergraduate medical curriculum: A focus group study.},
  author={S{\"o}ren Huwendiek and Cecilia Duncker and Friedrich Reichert and Bas A De leng and Diana Dolmans and Cees P. M. van der Vleuten and Martin Haag and Georg Friedrich Hoffmann and Burkhard T{\"o}nshoff},
  journal={Medical teacher},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={920-9}
}
CONTEXT E-learning resources, such as virtual patients (VPs), can be more effective when they are integrated in the curriculum. To gain insights that can inform guidelines for the curricular integration of VPs, we explored students' perceptions of scenarios with integrated and non-integrated VPs aimed at promoting clinical reasoning skills. METHODS During their paediatric clerkship, 116 fifth-year medical students were given at least ten VPs embedded in eight integrated scenarios and as non… CONTINUE READING

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