Aquifer is known and respected for developing trusted, award-winning virtual case-based courses for health professions education. Aquifer courses are evidence-based, peer-reviewed, and continuously updated by our academic consortium to support best practices in clinical teaching and learning. Aquifer cases build clinical decision-making skills through realistic patient scenarios.

A growing number of Physician Assistant programs are putting Aquifer’s trusted, rigorous clinical learning tools to work for their students. Aquifer courses are also used in 95% of U.S. allopathic medical schools. Are you ready to take advantage of this deep resource?


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Building Clinical Confidence & Competency

  • Prepare for clinical rotations

    Realistic scenarios walk through a complete patient encounter

  • Hone clinical decision-making skills

    Ideal for an end-of-semester review before OSCE’s

  • Ensure coverage of key competencies

    Fill educational gaps and supplement clinical experiences

  • Support faculty with trusted tools

    Ready-to-use teaching resources and Educator Guides

  • Provide structured remediation

    Cases provide a framework for clinical review

  • Enhance your curriculum

    Replace lectures, build electives, or supplement your courses


Overview

Consortium

The Aquifer Educators Consortium is made up of 70+ healthcare educators across disciplines who write, edit, and update Aquifer’s course content, in addition to providing strategic academic leadership.

National Collaborators

Every course Aquifer delivers is created in close collaboration with a leading national organization. We’re proud to partner with organizations like STFM, AAIM, AGS, COMSEP, and AUR to ensure that our content meets national standards.

Aquifer serves faculty and students in a total of 263 subscribing programs across a range of health professions. Our subscribers include physician assistant programs, in addition to allopathic, osteopathic, nursing, and residency programs across the US and beyond.

Our current physician assistant subscribers include:
AdventHealth University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program
Albany Medical College Center for Physician Assistant Studies
Alderson Broaddus University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program
Baylor College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
Boston University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
Bryant University Physician Assistant Studies Program
Butler University Physician Assistant Program
California Baptist University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program
Campbell University Master of Physician Assistant Practice Program
Case Western Reserve University Physician Assistant Program
Chapman University Physician Assistant Program
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Physician Assistant Program
City University of New York School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
City University of New York York College Physician Assistant Program
Des Moines University Physician Assistant Program
DeSales University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Dominican University of California Physician Assistant Program
Duke University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
Duquesne University Physician Assistant Studies Program
East Carolina University Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Eastern Michigan University Physician Assistant Program
Emory and Henry College Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program
Florida Gulf Coast University Physician Assistant Program
Florida State University School of Physician Assistant Practice
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Physician Assistant Program
Gannon University Erie Campus Physician Assistant Program
Gannon University Ruskin Campus Physician Assistant Program
Gardner-Webb University Physician Assistant Studies Program
George Washington University Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Hofstra Northwell Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Johnson and Wales University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program
Keiser University Physician Assistant Program
Kettering College Physician Assistant Program
Lake Erie College Physician Assistant Program
Lincoln Memorial University School of Medical Sciences Harrogate Tennessee Physician Assistant Program
Marietta College Physician Assistant Program
Marshall B. Ketchum University School for Physician Assistant Studies
Medical University of South Carolina Physician Assistant Studies Program
Meharry Medical College Physician Assistant Sciences Program
MGH Institute of Health Professions Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program
Midwestern University Downers Grove Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Midwestern University Glendale Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Missouri State University Physician Assistant Studies Program
Monmouth University Master of Science in Physician Assistant
Morehouse School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
Mount St. Joseph University Physician Assistant Program
New York Institute of Technology Physician Assistant Studies Program
Northeastern University Physician Assistant Program
Northern Arizona University Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Ohio University Physician Assistant Program
Oregon Health Science University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
Pace University Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Pace University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Pleasantville
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Program
Radford University Carilion Physician Assistant Program
Rocky Mountain College Physician Assistant Program
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Physician Assistant Program
Rutgers University Master of Science of Physician Assistant Program
Sacred Heart University Physician Assistant Program
Saint Louis University Physician Assistant Program
Salus University Physician Assistant Program
Seton Hall University Physician Assistant Program
South College Knoxville Master of Science in Physician Assistant Program
Southern California University of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program
Springfield College Physician Assistant Program
Stanford School of Medicine Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program
State University of New York Upstate Medical University Physician Assistant Program
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Physician Assistant Program
The University of Toledo Physician Assistant Program
Thomas Jefferson University Center City Campus Physician Assistant Studies Program
Touro University California Joint MSPAS/MPH Program
University of Alabama at Birmingham Physician Assistant Studies Program
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Physician Assistant Program
University of Colorado School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
University of Dayton Physician Assistant Program
University of Detroit Mercy Physician Assistant Master of Science Program
University of Florida Physician Assistant Program
University of La Verne Physician Assistant Program
University of Maryland Baltimore/Anne Arundel Community College Physician Assistant Program
University of Missouri Kansas City Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Program
University of New Mexico Physician Assistant Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Physician Assistant Program
University of North Dakota Physician Assistant Program
University of North Texas Health Science Center Physician Assistant Program
University of Oklahoma Tulsa School of Community Medicine Physician Assistant Program
University of South Carolina at Columbia Physician Assistant Program
University of South Dakota Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Physician Assistant Program
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Physician Assistant Studies Program
University of Wisconsin La Crosse Physician Assistant Program
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Physician Assistant Program
Valparaiso University Physician Assistant Program
Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
Wayne State University Physician Assistant Studies Masters of Science Program
Western University of the Health Sciences Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Westfield State University Physician Assistant Program
Wingate University Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program

Aquifer courses include a selection of cases specially developed to provide comprehensive coverage of a clinical discipline, specialty, or key topic. Each of our cases presents a virtual patient encounter—demonstrating best-practices and modeling patient and preceptor interactions. Aquifer courses focus on teaching the evidence-based clinical reasoning skills that are vital to providing quality patient care.

Aquifer’s discipline-specific courses—Aquifer Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics—are our foundational courses, serving as key components of many programs’ clinical rotations.

Aquifer Geriatrics andRadiology include top-quality content which can be integrated into other courses or rotations to provide instruction on these critical topics, or used as individual elective courses. These courses bring our expert healthcare educators—and a wealth of resources—to you and your students.

Aquifer’s free courses—Aquifer Diagnostic Excellence, High Value Care, Culture in Health Care, Medical Home, and Oral Presentation Skills—deliver case-based learning and skill-building exercises on key topics in healthcare education at no additional cost. Use the courses as individual capstone projects, or integrate cases with other content in a custom course to meet your needs.

WISE-MD (Surgery) provides an interactive enhancement to the surgical course. WISE-OnCall (Readiness for Practice) is a valuable tool for bridging the gap to practice. WISE courses are distributed by Aquifer on behalf of NYU School of Medicine.

A wealth of Educator Guides, resources, and tools are available to help you integrate our cases into your curriculum or course and make the most of your Aquifer institutional subscription.

Educator Guides provide a quick reference guide for all cases, resources, and features included with associated Aquifer course. The Educator Guide is ideal for educators who are getting started using Aquifer, or experienced users who want to be sure they are taking advantage of Aquifer’s extensive resources and tools.

Additional resources and teaching tools include Flipped Classroom Workshops (Radiology), Active Learning Modulesand Case Analysis Tool (Pediatrics), and Real World Application Activities (High Value Care).

EDUCATOR GUIDES & RESOURCES


Using Aquifer

Learn how our subscribers are using Aquifer courses to advance their students’ clinical learning at:

Case Western Reserve Physician Assistant Program

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Why Aquifer?

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User Stories

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PA Task Force

Aquifer’s Physician Assistant Task Force brings the voice and interests of PA educators to Aquifer and is working to develop an Educators Guide and teaching tools for faculty.

We are now recruiting for the 2021 Task Force.