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The virtual pediatric standardized patient application Formative evaluation findings

This paper presents formative (i.e., not final project) evaluation data from the use of a responsive virtual human training application by medical students rotating through Pediatrics and by Pediatric medical educators. We are encouraged by the evaluation results and believe the iterative development strategies employed and the subsequent refinements in the scenarios will lead to important instructional and assessment tools for medical educators.


Deterding, R., Milliron, C., & Hubal, R. (2005). The virtual pediatric standardized patient application: Formative evaluation findings. In J. D. Westwood, R. S. Haluck, H. M. Hoffman, G. T. Mogel, R. Phillips, R. A. Robb, & K. G. Vosburgh (Eds.), Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 13 - The Magical Next Becomes the Medical Now. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics series (pp. 105-107)