MedAsses* is a free St George’s iPhone/iPod touch/iPad application based on the Virtual Patient (VP) concept. Students can easily search, download, and play Virtual Patient cases at their leisure. The app delivers a suite of interactive formative assessment VPs to compliment Problem-Based Learning (PBL) cases each week and to address the learning objectives of the week. By completing the cases students should have a better and broader understanding of the subject area.
MedAssess app is available to download by all St George’s students. Although the app primarily addresses Transitional Year medical undergraduate students in terms of PBL cases, all students are welcomed to try the app and benefit from over 30 VP cases it offers.
MedAssess offer the following list of functionalities and features:
- Download Virtual Patient cases based on clinician experiences
- No need of 3 G/Wi-Fi connections after downloading a case
- Play through various decision points to practice clinical reasoning
- Pictures, videos and tables are embedded in some cases to supplement the narrative
- Learn from the consequences of your decisions
- Earn scores for each decision you make while playing the assessment cases
- Keep a record of the scores you received in assessment cases
- Testing knowledge with multiple choice questions
- Practising clinical reasoning skills with patient management options
- View statistical analysis after finishing a case
- Simple and easy navigation panel
- Regular additions to case bank
- No further subscription after downloading the app
- Cases constantly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date
- The App brings a novel and innovative learning experience with added value from clinician experiences.
*MedAssess is a product of St George’s, University of London. St George’s will release updates to this app periodically. It is your responsibility to ensure you are using the most up to date version ofthis application; failure to update the app or its case content may result in the content of the app becoming out of date. All rights are reserved, and copyright is with St George’s, University of London.