MedU is pleased to be co-funding a new pediatric medical education grant opportunity from COMSEP that promotes and supports innovative educational scholarship that is designed, implemented, and evaluated by COMSEP members.Read More
MedU is pleased to announce the latest round of its CORE Small Grants Program. Letters of intent are due March 15, 2016.Read More
Leslie Fall, MD, MedU Co-Founder and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, has her piece, "Should Medical Education Be More Virtual?" published in The Evolllution, a grassroots online newspaper dedicated to examining the impact of non-traditional programs on the higher education industry and society-at-large.Read More
The Doctors Company Foundation (TDCF) today awarded a first-of-a-kind $200K grant to The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) and MedU. Up to 80,000 patients are harmed annually due to misdiagnosis. The goal of the grant is to improve patient health by elevating diagnostic training among medical students.Read More
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Make the most of your MedU subscription. Your updated profile will ensure that you are notified about important case updates, new teaching tools, MedU workshops and receptions at national educator meetings, and grant opportunities. You'll also have access to important resources.Read More
MedU collaborators have their article, "Contemporary Teaching Strategies of Exemplary Preceptors - Is Technology Helping?" published within Family Medicine 2014;46(10):776-82.Read More
MedU is partnering with the Betty Ford Center (a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation), the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and the Treatment Research Institute (TRI), on an online interactive course that brings substance use disorder and addiction training to medical students everywhere.
We're excited to introduce this new feature of our site and eager to hear what you think. The references in The Library may seem familiar—they are derived from our cases—but now we've put them all in one place, where you can access them whenever you like!Read More
Congratulations to the 2014-2015 CLIPP small grant recipient! We had a positive response to the initial Request for Proposals and only one proposal was funded this year. We look forward to seeing results of the research. For more information on MedU Grant Opportunities.Read More
We are excited to announce two new courses coming in July. Culture in Health Care and Medical Home are part of our new series "Population Health" that complements our existing virtual patient courses. Derived from Extended CLIPP Scenarios (eCLIPPs), these expanded offerings on critical topics in contemporary health care will prepare tomorrow's doctors for a transformed health care system. These two new courses will remain free to those that subscribe to any MedU course.Read More
MedU collaborators have their article, "Comparison of Textbook to fmCASES on Family Medicine Clerkship Exam Performance" published within Family Medicine 2014;46(3):174-9.Read More
Beginning July 1st, each MedU course will have a set of self-assessment questions for every case. These questions will be available to students through MedU after they have completed the corresponding case. More details will be available to students on the introductory card in the corresponding case.Read More
Congratulations to the 2014-2015 MedU research grant recipients! There were a record number of submissions this year and it was a challenging review process. Two projects were selected. We look forward to working with them and seeing results of their research. For more information on MedU Grant Opportunities.Read More
MedU is collaborating with the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) on an online interactive course that brings high value care concepts to medical students everywhere.Read More
These modules on clinical practice guidelines are core content for MedU cases. Learn about Cholesterol, Hypertension, Lifestyle Recommendations and more.Read More
MedU and fmCASES collaborators have their abstract published within Teaching and Learning in Medicine 2014;26(2):201-202.Read More
CORE Case 17 (Cardiovascular) and Case 18 (Professionalism in Radiology- self assessment module) are now live for all CORE subscribers. A student Engagement Meter for CORE cases will be coming soon!Read More
MedU collaborators, Leslie Fall, MD (MedU Co-Founder), and Kimberly Gifford, MD, have their publication about the Doctor Coach framework in Academic Medicine: 2014: 89: 2: 272–276.Read More
MedU will offer $5,000 in grant funding for the 2014-15 academic year. CORE Small Grant submissions of letters of intent are due January 31, 2014.
Learn more about Grants (including program description, eligibility, application process, and deadlines).Read More
Internal medicine VP programs publication by MedU collaborators.
Valerie Lang, MD (SIMPLE Editor-in-Chief), Jennifer Kogan, MD (SIMPLE Editorial Board member), Norm Berman, MD (MedU Co-founder) and Dario Torre, MD, PhD, have their publication about the large experience with virtual patient (VP) programs in internal medicine in Academic Medicine 2013: 88: 11: 1713-1718.Read More
Congratulations to Glen Medellin, MD, FAAP, (CLIPP Editorial Board member) for receiving the AAP's 2013 Calvin (C.J.) Sia Community Pediatrics Medical Home Leadership & Advocacy Award and demonstrating clinical excellence, community action, and advocacy for children.Read More
MedU will offer $50,000 in grant funding for the 2014-15 academic year. Research Grant submissions of letters of intent are due December 16, 2013.
Learn more about Grants (including program description, eligibility, application process, and deadlines).Read More
MedU and the American College of Physicians' High Value Care Curriculum receives grant support.
With the help of grants from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), and the ABIM Foundation, MedU and the American College of Physicians (ACP) will collaborate to create an online interactive curriculum that brings High Value Care (HVC) concepts to medical students. Discuss with MedU and SIMPLE medical educators at the CDIM conference in New Orleans, LA from Oct. 2-6th. Look for the MedU booth.
Early data show student engagement increasing since the July 1 release of MedU 2.0.Read More
Our consortium members are doing great things! Send us your updates.Read More
MedU will be at the PAEA Annual Conference in Memphis, TN, Oct. 16-20, 2013. Visit us at booth 27 in the Exhibit Hall.
Physician Assistant (PA) programs across the country are using MedU’s platform to improve, broaden, and enhance Physician Assistant education.Read More
MedU is now available on your smartphone, tablet, laptop and big screen with customized presentations to optimize the information and navigation for each technology.Read More
Team-based learning (TBL) and disruptive innovation are some features of this post, along with meeting highlights, research posters, and photos. Complete with great weather, engaging workshops, and inspiring guests like education and technology thought leaders, Paul Haidet, MD, and Malcolm Brown, PhD, this annual meeting was an interactive, enjoyable success.Read More
Medical education and technology thought leaders come to Hanover, NH for the MedU annual meeting on integration. Paul Haidet, MD, and Malcolm Brown, PhD, will share their insights on team-based learning and education technology.Read More
The new engagement meter, diagnostic reasoning tools and clearer presentation based on recent research in learning cognitions are the principal new features in this month's MedU 2.0 release.Read More
Congratulations to Valerie Lang, MD (SIMPLE Editor-in-Chief), Clerkship Director in the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Lang will be President-Elect of CDIM starting July 1, 2013.Read More
There's a lot happening at MedU. We’re excited! You will be too.
- We’re finalizing exciting virtual patient case enhancements.
- We’re renovating our website.
- We’re rolling out a new look.
- We’re putting Educator resources at your finger tips.
Watch your email in the coming weeks for more details.Read More
MedU Collaborators present their poster at the Academic Internal Medicine Week in New Orleans from October 2-6, 2013. The poster highlights validity evidence for a key features examination assessing clinical decision making for internal medicine clerkship students. Key Features Exam and reference information is enclosed.Read More
Congratulations to L. James Nixon, MD (SIMPLE Co-Editor-in-Chief) for receiving his MHPE from UIC- College of Medicine- Chicago.Read More
Congratulations to Sherilyn Smith, MD (CLIPP Co-Editor-in-Chief) for being elected President of COMSEP starting in 2015. Dr. Smith is Associate Clerkship Director, Department of Pediatrics at University of Washington.Read More
Congratulations to Petra Lewis, MD (CORE Editor-in-Chief) for receiving the “AMSER Excellence in Education” award at the AUR conference in April 2013. Dr. Lewis is Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.Read More
Congratulations to Carl Fuhrman, MD (CORE Editorial Board member) for receiving “The American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2) Outstanding Teacher” award at the AUR conference in April 2013 and also being named in Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2013 “Best Doctors” list. Dr. Fuhrman is Professor of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian in PA.Read More
Congratulations to Katherine Margo, MD (fmCASES Editorial Board Member) for receiving the “2013 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching” at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Margo is Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health in the Perelman School of Medicine.Read More
MedU continues to create opportunities to further our mission, which is to advance medical education through collaborative development, maintenance and research of innovative and comprehensive computer-assisted instruction programs. Please read below for a review of our exciting work from the end of 2012 to April 2013.Read More
The CLIPP Assessment Tool Validation project is a joint project between MedU and Rush Medical College. Keith Boyd, MD and Sharon Sholiton, MD of Rush created a case analysis tool for use with CLIPP cases that provides an assessment tool to evaluate student learning from CLIPP cases. This project, funded and managed by MedU and led by CLIPP Editor-in-Chief Sherilyn Smith, MD, will research and further develop the tool to validate that it accurately discriminates between those who understand the CLIPP case content and can apply that knowledge in a structured assessment from those who cannot.Read More
In the decade since MedU first began developing virtual patients, educational research has significantly advanced our understanding of how to present content that is "brain-friendly". During the 2012-2013 academic year, MedU is incorporating some of these evidence-based practices by changing the presentation, but not the content, of our cases. See how we are integrating cognitive improvements into MedU courses.Read More
A digest of presentations (discussions, workshops, posters, etc.) by MedU collaborators.Read More
A digest of publications written by MedU collaborators.Read More
Congratulations to L. James Nixon, MD (SIMPLE Co-Editor-in-Chief) for his induction into the Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the University of Minnesota in 2012.Read More
This end-of-year review includes the following information: The September MedU Annual Meeting in Denver with guest speaker, Dr. Itiel Dror, Principal Consultant and Researcher at Cognitive Consultants International (ICI); MedU/iInTIME initiatives implementing cognitive improvements for brain-friendly learning; a MedU collaborative paper on CLIPP computer assisted learning being published; Members of the SIMPLE Editorial Board presenting a workshop "New SIMPLE Features to Enhance Your Course or Clerkship" at the October 2012 CDIM National Meeting.
In the summer of 2012, Dr. Leslie Fall (MedU Co-founder) was inducted into the Academy of Master Educators at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
This story was published in a Fall 2012 article of Dartmouth Medicine, the magazine of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.Read More
In 2009, Simulated Internal Medicine Patient Learning Experiences (SIMPLE) received the Louis N. Pangaro, MD Educational Program Development Award from Clerkship Directors in Intermal Medicine (CDIM).Read More