Why Osteopathic Educators & Students Love Aquifer

Supporting Osteopathic Medical Programs

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

Over 70% of osteopathic medical schools, 96% of US allopathic medical schools, and a growing number of physician assistant programs, nurse practitioner programs, and 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.

Osteopathic medical schools across the country are using Aquifer to:

  • Supplement clinical experiences

    Fill gaps or enhance core rotations and electives

  • Hone clinical decision-making skills

    Through realistic patient scenarios

  • Support accreditation requirements

    Ensure coverage of key learning objectives

  • Remediate students with customizable tools

    Easy to create individualized learning plans & target skills development

  • Provide faculty with trusted tools

    Don’t reinvent the wheel! Improve efficiency with standard resources

  • Ensure consistent curriculum coverage

    For all students, at every teaching site or campus

The Most Informative & Up-to-Date Content


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 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 cases 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’ core clerkships.

Aquifer Geriatrics and Radiology include top-quality content to support courses, electives, or supplement core rotations to provide instruction on these critical topics. 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.

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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

The Aquifer Osteopathic Educator Task Force

The Aquifer Osteopathic Task Force brings the voice, interests, and experiences of osteopathic educators to Aquifer, and works to develop educator tools and training materials designed specifically for osteopathic teachers and learners.

Our Subscribers

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

Our current osteopathic subscribers include:

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University
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
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
Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine New York
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine California and Nevada
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

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