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Are medical students making the right choices for the right reasons?

“The Findings/Hypothesis correlation part really helps when they [students] select a particular differential item. Then they chose the items from their key findings, and only the items that support that diagnosis or contradict that diagnosis, so the key findings list as a whole, each item on that list should be a key finding for at […]

Patient Simulation in Healthcare Education: Mapping Student’s Clinical Competence with the CCX Exam

How do medical schools assess their students’ clinical competence prior to high stakes board exams? How can medical school faculty prepare students to solve new clinical puzzles? And how do they do so safely? In this case study, we examine how the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine approaches this challenges, starting in the first […]

DxR Meets Educational Need During COVID-19 Campus Closures

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced closure of college campuses across the globe, healthcare education faculty needed to adapt quickly to online course delivery. One solution: heavier usage of online resources, including ‘virtual patient’ case study software like that developed and marketed by DxR Development Group. “When campuses are off-limits to faculty, staff, and students, schools […]