We offer an array of resources created to optimize teaching and learning with MedU virtual patient cases. Many are geared to helping educators emphasize key content presented in the cases; others are designed for formative and/or summative assessment.
While several were developed originally by educators for use in a particular course, feel free to explore them all! There is no reason a tool built for one course cannot be adapted for use in any of the other courses. In fact, we would welcome your ideas on how you may have done this in your own teaching!
Are we missing something? Looking for a specific teaching or assessment tool that you don't find here? Or perhaps you have one you'd like to share? Drop us a line.
A comprehensive case summary is available for each case. Use these for course planning.
- Learning objectives for each case, based on the learning objectives of the discipline's national curriculum
- A summary of the clinical scenario
- Key clinical findings in the case
- Differential diagnosis and final diagnosis
- Key teaching points for each case, including the teaching points for the major curricular objectives and the clinical reasoning surrounding the key findings and differential diagnosis.
A printable case summary is made available to students at the completion of each case.
Access your course's case summaries by selecting the appropriate icon:
Case Analysis Tool
Assess your students' clinical reasoning development and provide individualized feedback.
The case analysis tool may be used in conjunction with CLIPP, fmCASES, and SIMPLE courses. A few educators have even found it useful for helping students organize their thoughts about their non-virtual patients! Learn more.
Questions for Further Consideration
Discover ways to encourage student exploration of key topics introduced in CLIPP cases.
- Basic science correlation
- Social impact of medical condition
- Public health / epidemiology / statistics
- Medicolegal issues / ethics
and others, including learning objectives in the COMSEP curriculum that are not explicitly taught in CLIPP cases. Learn more.
For CLIPP, SIMPLE, fmCASES, and CORE, a variety of pre-set reports display students’ usage—both individual and aggregate—of the virtual patient cases within a given range of dates (chosen by you).
The SIMPLE key features exam uses key features problems to evaluate students' ability to apply what they have learned to clinical decision-making.
This is an on-line exam that is aligned with the SIMPLE virtual patient cases and the CDIM curriculum, question format, and delivery method. Learn more.
MedU offers final exams and scoring services in paper and online format for both the CLIPP and the fmCASES courses. A CORE final exam is available through Radiology ExamWeb.
Student Engagement Meter
Evaluate your students' level of engagement with the material presented in the case.
Are they understanding the material? Are they using the clinical reasoning toolbar? Developing an appropriate summary statement? MedU has used its large number of case completions to develop a metric that actually reflects student engagement. Learn more.
Need ideas for how to use the "inverted classroom" in your course or clerkship? See how the model works in teaching radiology using the MedU cases.
Summary Statement Feedback
Identifying, interpreting, and summarizing key findings is a fundamental clinical skill. View your students' summary statements and give formative feedback (via email or in the case log) in real-time.
At some point in almost every case, students are asked to summarize their findings in a summary statement. The summary statement feedback tool allows a designated instructor or faculty member to review student summary statements in MedU cases and provide them with online feedback. Learn more.
This is a key resource for instructors of the CORE course. The Users Guide includes an index of learning objectives for each of the cases, suggestions about how to integrate the cases into your teaching, and a list of additional educational resources.
These modules on clinical practice guidelines are core content for MedU cases. Learn more about Cholesterol & Hypertension Recommendations and more.