Aquifer—a non-profit organization—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.
70% of US osteopathic medical schools are putting Aquifer’s trusted, rigorous clinical learning tools to work for their students. Aquifer courses are also used in 96% of US allopathic medical schools and a growing number of physician assistant, nursing, and international programs.
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 384 subscribing programs across a range of health professions. In addition to 70% of osteopathic programs and 96% of US allopathic medical schools, a growing number of physician assistant programs, nurse practitioner programs, and international medical schools are using Aquifer courses.
Our Current Osteopathic Medical School Subscribers:
|Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University|
|Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine at Mesa AZ|
|Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University|
|Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine New York|
|Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine California|
|University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine|
|West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Western University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific|
|William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine|
Each of our cases presents a virtual patient encounter—based clinical reasoning skills that are vital to providing quality patient care.
Aquifer Geriatrics and Radiologyinclude 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—Aquifer Diagnostic Excellence, High Value Care, Medical Home, Oral Presentation Skills, and Social Determinants of Health—offer 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. These courses are distributed by Aquifer on behalf of NYU School of Medicine.
CARE (Course on Addiction and Recovery Education) includes 12 modules that concentrate on critical addiction and substance use topics, including patient cases and videos. CARE is distributed by Aquifer on behalf of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
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.
Aquifer has Educator Guides designed specifically for Osteopathic programs which emphasize osteopathic approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
Additional resources and teaching tools include Flipped Classroom Workshops (Radiology), Active Learning Modules and Case Analysis Tool (Pediatrics), Real World Application Activities (High Value Care), and Active Learning Classroom Strategies (Diagnostic Excellence).
Learn how our subscribers are using Aquifer courses to advance their students’ clinical learning at:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine