Enrich Medical Education
VisualDx is already licensed by more than 50% of US medical schools including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, USC, UNC, University of Washington, and many more. Over the past 3 years, it has been voted among the top favorite apps multiple times at Harvard and University of Pennsylvania.
VisualDx sets up a logical method of clinical reasoning that fosters good habits for lifelong learning, bringing diagnostic skills to students, residents, and other healthcare learners. Learn more about VisualDx benefits to medical and residency education.
- Improves pattern-recognition skills – check out the freely available LearnDerm tutorial
- Increases knowledge of variations in presentation – not just the classic presentation
- Fosters transition from memory-based practice to evidence-based decisions – click through use cases
- Replaces expedient, non-validated Google and Web image searches with an expert peer-reviewed resource
- Enhances medical school learning in the classroom, in the clinic, and on the wards – available on mobile apps
VisualDx provides essential introductory elements to diagnosis and gives students the building blocks on which to begin their clinical training. It has proved invaluable as a teaching tool and will remain an important part of our medical school and residency training curriculum. – Patricia Mercado, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of Alabama School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Enhance problem-based learning and medical decision making
Over the past two decades, many medical schools have transformed their curriculums by moving away from lecture-based learning to small groups and problem-based study. VisualDx complements case-based learning and collaborative problem solving by teaching students how to quickly build an appropriate differential and avoid common diagnostic pitfalls.1 Read more about creating problem-based studies integrating the use of VisualDx.
Residency and GME
Reinforce ACGME core competencies
Training residents in information technology and the effective use of clinical decision support reinforces competency-based education. As a point-of-care clinical decision support system with heavy emphasis on pattern recognition, VisualDx addresses the following Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competencies:
- Patient care
- Medical knowledge
- Practice-based learning
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Earn CME credits with patient-focused searches
Point-of-care CME encourages physicians to use information resources as they work. Searching for and retrieving patient-relevant information enhances care and results in new knowledge for the physician. VisualDx is certified for risk management CME by Coverys, a malpractice liability insurer. Contact a representative to learn about licensing VisualDx with CME for your institution.
The freely available LearnDerm tutorial is an interactive self-study dermatology education resource designed to provide students with a solid foundation in terminology and improve pattern recognition skills. The tutorial covers the basic skin exam, lesion types, distribution and body location, configurations, and an introduction to disease variation. Use LearnDerm and enhance your dermatology learning experience.
- Papier A, Koerner J. Teaching diagnostic error using problem-based learning: a case of cellulitis misdiagnosis. Poster presented at:
Diagnostic Errors in Medicine 4th International Conference; October 23-26, 2011; Chicago, IL.
What is VisualDx?
VisualDx is a patient-specific diagnostic clinical decision support system and reference tool with high-quality images and problem-oriented search. Contact our Sales Department to inquire about a trial for your institution.
Over 50% of US medical schools license VisualDx to enhance learning in the classroom, in the clinics, and on the wards.
Benefits for Medical Schools
- Integrate into Problem-Based Learning cases and GME-level training programs.
- Thousands of images show disease variations by age, stage, and skin type.
- Establish a logical method of clinical reasoning that helps to avoid common diagnostic pitfalls.
- Foster transition from memory-based practice to evidence-based decisions.
- Mobile and desktop access for use during training, clinical care, and board review.