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Development and Evaluation of the Virtual Oncology Patient
by Jill M. Kolesar and Michael E. Pitterle, UW-Madison

Virtual patients are a novel teaching tool currently used in medical schools. Considered as effective in teaching and assessment as other widely used methods, in most cases, virtual and simulated patients are preferred by students. The article describes the development and evaluation of an oncology virtual patient in Pharmacotherapy Laboratory at the UW-Madison. (Jan. 2002)


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