Culture in Healthcare Extended Access Request

Culture in Healthcare Course to be Retired on October 22

Aquifer will be retiring the current Aquifer Culture in Healthcare cases in order to thoroughly update the content and teaching about bias, health inequities, and healthcare outcomes. Aquifer is committed to providing contemporary teaching in all aspects of healthcare, and our team of medical educators has determined that these cases would benefit from extensive revisions. The Culture in Healthcare course is currently available as a free resource with your subscription. 

The three virtual patient cases in the Aquifer Culture in Healthcare course will be retired on October 22, 2020. The five Student Learning Resources associated with this course and Aquifer Medical Home will continue to be available via the Case Library and Medical Home course. 

Extended access to Culture in Healthcare cases will be available by request for a limited time to accommodate faculty who choose to continue using this content in light of the needed updates and require continued access to deliver a consistent learning experience to their students. 

If your program does not request extended access, the Culture in Healthcare cases will be removed from your Aquifer account on October 22, 2020. The Culture in Healthcare course will not appear on the Courses page, and the three associated virtual patient cases will be removed from within your custom courses and the searchable Case Library. Please export and save any related student reports prior to October 22.

Continuing Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Aquifer is pleased to announce that Dr. Angelique Redus-McCoy, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western University School of Medicine, has joined the Aquifer Educator Consortium as our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead. In this role, she will provide oversight and strategic direction to all of the activities related to teaching about health and racial inequities at Aquifer. She will lead the revision of the Culture in Healthcare cases, ensure optimal ongoing processes related to how these topics are taught and updated in all of the Aquifer cases according to our peer-reviewed and published criteria, and continue work with our Educators Consortium in their own professional development in this area. 

Aquifer looks forward to advancing this work and continuing to support faculty with contemporary, inclusive teaching resources. 

Extended Access Request Form

For those who rely on Culture in Healthcare cases into their curriculum, we are offering an option to request temporary extended access through either December 31, 2020, or June 30, 2021, to allow students to complete related coursework. 

Things to know:

  • Only one Extended Access Request Form is needed for each program. 
  • Extended access will apply to your entire program, including all students, faculty, and administrators.
  • With extended access, there will be no change to the course content, access, or the user experience. The course will continue to be available as it currently appears for all users.
  • There will be no access to the current Culture in Healthcare course beyond June 30, 2021. Please plan accordingly.

The deadline to request extended access was October 13. Access requests are now closed.