The broad use of MedU cases fosters an active cross-disciplinary community of medical educators. Members of the MedU consortium are always developing and encountering new approaches to medical education. MedU supports and enhances these innovations by encouraging initial investigation, enabling large-scale research with grant funding, and promoting worldwide distribution of successful advances.
MedU virtual patient courses, unlike textbooks, are not static. Each case series is actively managed by an Editorial Board recruited from national bodies of medical student educators (COMSEP, CDIM, STFM, ASE and AMSER) to ensure content is current and consistent with curricular goals and latest best practice guidelines.
The editors-in-Chief of each case series holds a seat on the MedU Editorial Board to ensure MedU captures cross-disciplinary advances in medicine as well as furthering curriculum development, educational research, and technology innovations.