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The MedU Approach

Case Protocol

Every MedU course contains cases that explore the diagnosis and treatment of common acute and chronic illnesses as well as examples of health maintenance visits— content is derived from nationally accepted core curricula for disciplines that have them.

Each case is comprised of between 15 and 30 pages, in which students assume the role of a virtual student working with a preceptor.

Engaged in continuous practice of their clinical reasoning skills, students move through the stages of a patient’s presentation—from eliciting the chief complaint to taking a history, performing a physical exam, composing an assessment, formulating a differential diagnosis, and on to diagnostic testing and management.  

Case Pedagogy

MedU cases are developed and maintained by teams of leading medical educators who collaborate with their national education organizations to build courses that meet their unique teaching and learning needs.

Our interactive, dynamic approach promotes individualized and engaged learning, clinical reasoning, and in-depth exploration of content.

Case Creation

Over its ten-year history, MedU has created a process for creating cases that each course follows:

  • Case outlines derived from the nationally accepted curriculum and built using the MedU case blueprint.

  • Trained case authors supported by course leaders and MedU staff throughout the iterative development process.

  • Peer review of completed cases by both content and education experts.

  • Pilot testing by students at several institutions. Their feedback is incorporated as appropriate.

Teaching Tools

Thoughtful integration of the cases into the curriculum ensures student engagement and learning from the cases, and allows educators to effectively address the Liaison Council for Medical Education (LCME) accreditation standards. We provide the resources educators and their faculty need to fully integrate our programs into their curricula. 

  • Case descriptions featuring case goals and objectives and key teaching points.

  • Supplemental teaching material to blend the cases into traditional clinical and classroom curricula.

  • Integration workshops at national meetings.

  • Log data documenting case completion by students.

  • Assessment tools including  validated summative exams.

Maintenance

We diligently maintain cases to ensure up-to-date curricular content.





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