Comparing traditional and computer-based training methods for standardized patients.

by Anthony Errichetti, John R Boulet
Acad Med ()


BACKGROUND:The use of computer-based training programs in medicine is widespread. To date, however, there has been little or no research conducted to explore how these self-delivered educational programs can be applied to the training of standardized patients (SPs). The purpose of this study was to compare a traditional SP training technique with one that was based on computer-based delivery of case materials and checklist-based scoring criteria.

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