Virtual Patients Overview
The Institute for Innovative Technology In Medical Education (iInTIME) meets its mission by collaborating to develop and then distribute virtual patient cases and other on-line educational modules that are consistent with iInTIME’s educational philosophy. These virtual patient cases harness the power of medical knowledge and are designed to supplement traditional clerkship teaching and patient care activities for third-year medical students, but also are appropriate for many other learners.
iInTIME virtual patient cases are based on the proven iInTIME Learning System, incorporating:
- comprehensive coverage of a nationally accepted curriculum
- multi-institutional development by educators
- a uniform approach to CAI pedagogy
- extensive evaluation by users
- integration resources
To be most effective, computer based learning must be formally integrated into the clerkship curriculum. To assist clerkship directors throughout our subscribing area in using our products, we have developed a password-protected Instructor’s Area which includes essential supporting materials needed to fully integrate our products into your clerkship.
Our virtual patient cases have been widely accepted by medical educators, with use in more than 130 medical schools in the U.S. and Canada, and more than 500,000 virtual patient case sessions completed by students. iInTIME products are available by institutional or individual subscription.