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Med Ed Journal Club: Perspective on Virtual Patients

Thursday, February 1, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm

UConn Health
Low Auditorium

Journal Club: Perspective on Virtual Patients

Provided by University of Connecticut School of Medicine Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education and Academic Educational Affairs

Speaker: Thomas Durant, MD Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Location: Henry B.C. Low, MD Learning Center

Target Audience: Faculty, staff, and trainees at the UConn Health Center

This journal club focuses on the increasing interest in augmenting medical school curricula through the implementation of technology enhanced learning (TEL) resources. Among these, virtual patients (VPs) endeavor to replicate a clinical experience for the student, and may offer a powerful approach to training in the clinical context. Currently there is a limited understanding among healthcare educators regarding the implementation best practices.

Learning Objectives: Participants will (be able to): 1. Define the fundamental concepts of virtual patients, with particular attention to the implementation and maintenance thereof.

2. Identify the efficacy and perceived outcomes of virtual patient implementation projects as detailed in existing literature.

3. Evaluate and critique the design of virtual patients and the potential limitations thereof.

This presentation will be broadcast live and later archived on UConn’s MediaSite. Please click: *CME will only be provide for “live” viewing only

Accreditation: The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of _1___ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty members participating in CME activities provided by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content. Neither the activity director, planning committee members, nor the speaker, Dr. Durant, have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.

Dr. Durant will not be discussing the off-labeled use of any product.

This CME activity has no commercial support associated with it.

Evaluations: Participants are required to complete an electronic evaluation in order to obtain CME Credits. An email from with instr


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