SIMPLE Internet-based patient-based teaching

The Simulated Internal Medicine Patient Learning Experience (SIMPLE) is a comprehensive Internet-based learning program for use by core clerkship students. SIMPLE's 35 interactive virtual patient cases are designed to comprehensively cover the CDIM-Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Core Medicine Clerkship Curriculum.

SIMPLE is designed to supplement traditional clerkship teaching and patient care activities. It provides medical students and clerkship directors access to peer-reviewed learning materials that provide a solid foundation in internal medicine medical knowledge appropriate to the core clerkship student. It is expected that each SIMPLE case will take a student approximately 45 minutes to complete, so that students may work through the full learning program over the course of an average clerkship.

The student will be required to complete all 35 cases by the end of the clerkship.