Why Medical Educators & Students Love Aquifer

Supporting Medical Schools

With so much to cover in so little time, today’s deans, faculty, and preceptors need clinical learning tools they can trust.

96% of US allopathic medical schools,  70% of US osteopathic medical schools, and a growing number of physician assistant, nurse practitioner, & international medical schools trust Aquifer to standardize clinical experiences and develop clinical reasoning skills.

With 15 million virtual patient cases completed since our founding in 2006, Aquifer is the leader in developing clinical learning tools for medical and health professions education.

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Our Proven Pedagogy

Complete Encounters with Patients & Preceptors

Aquifer cases walk students through all of the steps of a patient encounter.

Aquifer Case Patient Encounter Experience

Realistic Clinical Experiences

Cases include results of diagnostic testing, videos, audio, and images to provide a deep and realistic patient scenario.

Modeling Communication

Each case includes detailed dialog that models effective communication with both patients and preceptors—an ideal way to prepare students for clinic.

Embedded Questions with Answer Explanations

Each case has built-in questions for self-assessment with detailed answer explanations. Answers are not visible to faculty to create a safe space for student learning.

Medical schools around the world are using Aquifer to:

  • Build clinical decision-making skills

    Realistic scenarios walk through a complete patient encounter

  • Supplement clinical experiences

    Fill gaps, enhance core rotations, or build electives

  • Standardize access to key cases

    Level the playing field and overcome access, seasonality, and geography

  • Cover national curriculum standards

    Comprehensive courses designed for your national curriculum

  • Support faculty with trusted tools

    Ready-to-use teaching tools and Educator Guides

  • Meet LCME standards

    Provide deliberate practice and ensure equivalent experiences

The Most Informative & Up-to-Date Content

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 Geriatricsand Radiology include top-quality content that 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 on key topics like Social Determinants of Health, Foundations of Telemedicine, Diagnostic Excellence, and High Value Care deliver case-based learning and skill-building exercises. Use the courses as individual capstone projects, or integrate cases with other content in a custom course to meet your needs.

Aquifer Curricular Partners have access to the latest content, including Integrated Illness Scripts, Excellence in Palliative Care, and Trauma-Informed Care.

Aquifer partners with NYU and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to offer access to WISE-MD (Surgery), WISE-OnCall (Readiness for Practice), and CARE (Course on Addiction Recovery Education).

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 subscription.

We have a range of ready-to-use tools for full classroom sessions, discussions in clinic, and more—perfect for supporting your faculty in delivering engaging case-based learning.

Aquifer online clinical learning platform

Aquifer Delivers

  • Standardized clinical experiences

  • Evidence-based, peer-reviewed content

  • Access to expert medical educators

  • Coverage of national curricular standards

  • Easy to use platform with reporting

Our Subscribers

Aquifer serves faculty and students in a total of 349 subscribing programs across a range of health professions. Our subscribers include medical schools, osteopathic schools, physician assistant, nursing, and residency programs across the US and beyond.

Our current medical school subscribers include:

Albany Medical College
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
American University of Antigua School of Medicine
American University of Beirut School of Medicine
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
California Northstate University College of Medicine
California University of Science and Medicine School of Medicine
Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
City University of New York School of Medicine
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Creighton University School of Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Drexel University College of Medicine
Dubai Medical College
Duke – NUS Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine
East Tennessee State University James H Quillen College of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida State University College of Medicine
Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Howard University College of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Indiana University School of Medicine
Izmir University of Economics Faculty of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo
Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California
Khalifa University College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at the University of Nevada Las Vegas
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Medical University of the Americas
Meharry Medical College
Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine
Mercer University School of Medicine
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Morehouse School of Medicine
New York Medical College
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine
NYU Long Island School of Medicine
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Oregon Health Science University School of Medicine
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine
Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences School of Medicine
Ross University School of Medicine
Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Saba University School of Medicine
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
St. Matthew’s School of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
State University of New York Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
TCU School of Medicine
Technion American Medical School
Texas A and M University Health Science Center College of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
The Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
The University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
The University of Toledo College of Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Tufts University School of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
United Arab Emirates University College of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Alabama Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Arizona College of Medicine at Phoenix
University of Arizona College of Medicine at Tucson
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
University of Balamand Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences
University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
University of California Davis School of Medicine
University of California Irvine School of Medicine
University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California Riverside School of Medicine
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine
University of Gothenburg Programme in Medicine
University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
University of Kansas School of Medicine
University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine at Columbia
University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Medical School
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Windsor University School of Medicine
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine