Enhancing Preclinical Medical Education Using Virtual Patients and the World Wide Web

A 1997 Venture Fund Project

Instructor: Daniel Collison, M.D., Dartmouth Medical School

Project: Using dermatology as a pilot discipline in medical education, this project will create “virtual dermatology patients” on a website where students go to practice diagnosis. This enables instructors to expose their students to many more examples for diagnosis, to make use of photographs from live diagnosis sessions for review and correlation with lecture notes, and give the students the widest access to the materials. Versions of the site will also be made available on CD-ROM and individual modules will be small enough so that they can be conveniently downloaded to HD floppies or Zip disks.

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