The Family Medicine Computer-Assisted Simulations for Educating Students (fmCASES) is MedU's virtual patient program for the Family Medicine clerkship.
fmCASES's 40 interactive virtual patient cases encompass the learning objectives of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum. Case content also draws heavily from other projects in which STFM played a central role: FMCR (Family Medicine Curriculum Resources) and the Future of Family Medicine. An fmCASES subscription includes 5 CLIPP and 2 SIMPLE cases that help to cover the Family Medicine core learning objectives. These cases will build clinical competency, fill educational gaps, and help instill the core values and attitudes of family medicine. fmCASES fosters self-directed and independent study, builds clinical problem-solving skills, and teaches an evidence-based and patient-centered approach to patient care.
Each fmCASES subscription also includes access to the extended CLIPP scenarios (eCLIPPs), an extension of CLIPP. The eCLIPPs case series consists of seven cases designed to teach complex health issues in pediatrics: Culture in health care, interpersonal skills and communication, systems based practice, professionalism, and chronic illness.
eCLIPPs is structured around the concept of the medical home and uses virtual patient cases to develop skills in: culture in health care, family-centered partnership, and navigating the health care system. For more information, visit the eCLIPPs course page.