Self-Assessment Questions Added to Aquifer Geriatrics & High Value Care

January 5, 2021

Aquifer is pleased to announce the addition of new self-assessment questions (SAQs), as of January 4, 2021, to ten Aquifer Geriatrics and nine Aquifer High Value Care cases. Students and faculty will find the new questions available at the conclusion of each case listed below. Aquifer’s multiple-choice SAQs, found at the end of cases throughout Aquifer’s signature courses, reinforce key concepts taught in the case and extend learning beyond a single scenario. Each SAQ includes an explanation for why each answer option is correct or incorrect and provides additional information to help students understand the associated clinical decision point. Each question and answer explanation is written and peer-reviewed by a team of medical educators.

For students, the self-assessment questions provide a safe space to check their understanding and practice applying knowledge to new patients and problems. Student work is not visible to faculty. 

Faculty should be aware of this new addition when assigning cases to students and understand that student work on these multiple-choice questions is not visible to preserve the student’s learning experience. As always, case completion status and time on case data will be available in reporting.

Cases with Newly Available Self-Assessment Questions

As of January 4, self-assessment questions are available for the following cases. Questions are currently in development for the rest of Aquifer’s Geriatrics and High Value Care cases.

Aquifer Geriatrics

  • Geriatrics 01: 85-year-old female using anticoagulants
  • Geriatrics 03: 88-year-old female with urinary incontinence
  • Geriatrics 04: 85-year-old female with dementia
  • Geriatrics 05: 79-year-old female with agitation
  • Geriatrics 06: 85-year-old female with delirium
  • Geriatrics 07: 78-year-old male with depression
  • Geriatrics 12: 78-year-old female and falls
  • Geriatrics 17: 86-year-old female with pneumonia
  • Geriatrics 22: 74-year-old male and hazards of hospitalization: geriatric patient safety in the acute care setting
  • Geriatrics 23: 70-year-old female and hazards of hospitalization: transitions of care and discharge planning for geriatric inpatients

Aquifer High Value Care

  • High Value Care 01: 45-year-old male – The importance of clinical reasoning
  • High Value Care 02: 25-year-old female – Making diagnostic testing count
  • High Value Care 03: 65-year-old female – Adult preventive care and value
  • High Value Care 04: 80-year-old female – Medications and value
  • High Value Care 05: 78-year-old female – High value care in the inpatient setting
  • High Value Care 06: 65-year-old male – Paying for value: Insurance Part 1
  • High Value Care 07: 7-year-old female – Rooting out waste
  • High Value Care 08: 5-month-old female and 4-year old female – Value of vaccines
  • High Value Care 09: 66-year-old female – Redefining value at end of life

Academic Contributors

Thank you to the teams of medical educators who worked hard to write and peer-review the newly available self-assessment questions to support and enhance student learning in Aquifer’s cases.

Geriatrics Question Authors & Reviewers

Aquifer Geriatrics Assessment Lead: Ravishankar Ramaswamy, MD – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Angela Beckert, MD – Medical College of Wisconsin Assistant Professor
  • Katie Denson, MD –  Medical College of Wisconsin Professor
  • Cara O’Brien, MD –  Medical College of Wisconsin Assistant Professor
  • Ayla Pelleg, MD – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Assistant Professor
  • Samantha Lau, MD –  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Assistant Professor

High Value Care Question Authors & Reviewers

Aquifer High Value Care Assessment Lead: Amit Pahwa, MD – John Hopkins University

  • Holli Neiman-Hart, MD – Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine Program Director
  • Shadi Dowlatshahi, MD – Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center Assistant Professor
  • Stephanie Conrad, MD – Phoenix Children’s Hospital Assistant Professor, Pediatric Clerkship Director
  • Latasha Bogues, MD – Morehouse School of Medicine Assistant Clerkship Director
  • Rebecca Carter, MD – University of Maryland School of Medicine Assistant Professor
  • Kyra Len, MD – University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine Assistant Professor
  • Conrad Krawiec, MD –  Pennsylvania State College of Medicine Associate Professor
  • Zayd Razouki, MD – Mayo Clinic Assistant Professor
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