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
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.
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:
|Albany Medical College Center for Physician Assistant Studies|
|Bryant University Physician Assistant Studies Program|
|Case Western Reserve University Physician Assistant Program|
|Chapman University Physician Assistant Program|
|Duquesne University Physician Assistant Studies Program|
|Florida State University School of Physician Assistant Practice|
|George Washington University Department of Physician Assistant Studies|
|Hofstra Northwell Department of Physician Assistant Studies|
|Jefferson College of Health Professions Department of Physician Assistant Studies Center City Campus|
|Johnson and Wales University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program|
|Meharry Medical College Physician Assistant Sciences Program|
|Ohio University Physician Assistant Program|
|Pace University Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Physician Assistant Studies|
|Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program|
|Stanford School of Medicine Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program|
|The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Physician Assistant Program|
|Touro University California Joint MSPAS/MPH Program|
|University of Dayton Physician Assistant Program|
|University of Dubuque Physician Assistant Program|
|University of North Dakota 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 Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Physician Assistant Program|
Aqufier 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 Geriatrics, Radiology, and Addiction 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).
Learn how our subscribers are using Aquifer courses to advance their students’ clinical learning at:
Case Western Reserve Physician Assistant Program