News: CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and Canada Health Infoway, are proud to announce the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012, which is part of the AFMC-Infoway Physician in Training e-Health Curriculum and e-Learning initiative. Medical students are encouraged to submit virtual patients that incorporate the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other aspects of e-health to improve patient care. Excellence will be rewarded through three grants (first place is $1,000) and other forms of recognition. The objectives of the Challenge are to:

  • Generate a buzz about e-health among medical students,
  • Predispose students and faculty to virtual patients including best practices for developing e-learning tools ,
  • Create networking opportunities related to e-health for students, faculty, e-health and e-learning experts.

Submissions are invited from students attending a Canadian faculty of medicine at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level. (Joint submissions between faculty members and students will also be considered.)  For full details, go to CHEC-CESC.

Submissions must be received by January 9, 2013 at 23:00 hours. A notice of intention should be sent to at the earliest possible date, and no later than December 5, 2012 at 23:00 hours.

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