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About Aquifer

Aquifer is a unique mission-driven non-profit organization dedicated to delivering the best health care education through collaborative development and research into innovative, high-impact virtual teaching and learning methods.

With 13 million virtual patient cases completed since our founding in 2006, Aquifer is the leader in developing clinical learning tools for health professions education.

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Whether you’re an educator, administrator, or student, dive in and get to know Aquifer’s learning tools and resources:

New Teaching Perspectives & Pearls Blog
Educator-to-Educator Webinar Series

Learn from your peers as they share strategies for making the most of Aquifer cases—and connect with your community of educators. Each session will include a panel of educators and breakout rooms for discussion.

Ready-to-Use Teaching Tools & Guides

Fully-developed teaching tools and guides for active learning sessions that accompany Aquifer cases, ready to use in your virtual classrooms and discussion groups.

Student Stories
63,089 Student Ratings

Students rate Aquifer cases an average of 4.27+ stars.

Student Advisory Group Launched

We’re excited to welcome a terrific group of medical and health professions students who are tasked with providing honest, in-depth feedback on Aquifer’s developing learning tools.

Reframe: Aquifer Cases as Virtual Standardized Patients

By: Sherilyn Smith, MD

Many educators are wondering how to meaningfully engage their students in distance learning activities and allow them to practice important patient care skills (while not seeing patients). While I have been doing peer-to-peer consults, I stumbled into a helpful reframe that seems to be unlocking people’s creativity: Aquifer cases (yep…more than 170 of them!) are virtual standardized patients. 

Peer Consultations Available
Once you have subscribed to Aquifer, personalized consultations with experienced educators are available to help you get started and make the best use of Aquifer’s cases and teaching tools.

Applications are open to request free learner-level access to 175 Aquifer cases covering a range of disciplines.

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