New Annals Virtual Patients series features case on irritable bowel syndrome

Annals Virtual Patients is an interactive medical education program that uses virtual patient simulation to test physicians' decision-making skills.


Annals of Internal Medicine has released Series 11 of Annals Virtual Patients, featuring a case on irritable bowel syndrome.

Annals Virtual Patients is an interactive medical education program that uses virtual patient simulation to test physicians' decision-making skills. The online cases mirror real patient care decisions and their consequences.

Each simulation allows clinicians to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a virtual patient, with physician and patient going down a distinct path based on each decision the physician makes. Upon completion of each case, physicians may earn CME credit and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points.

In addition to irritable bowel syndrome, Series 11 includes cases on acute kidney injury, influenza, patient safety concepts in inpatient medicine, atrial fibrillation, and the achy patient. Cases are available at a discount to ACP members and Annals of Internal Medicine subscribers. Cases are also available to physicians who are not ACP members or Annals subscribers.