The virtual patients/e-cases in this collection were contributed by the member of the CHEC-CESC Steering Committee.
What is a virtual patient?
“An interactive computer simulation of real-life clinical scenarios for the purpose of medical training, education or assessment” (Ellaway, Candler, Greene & Smothers)
“A specific type of computer-based program that simulates real-life clinical scenarios; learners emulate the roles of health care providers to obtain a history, conduct a physical exam, and make diagnostic and therapeutic decisions” (Candler)
The CHEC-CESC Steering committee is made up of clinician educators and medical informatics experts.