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.

The 35 SIMPLE Cases

1. 56-year-old man with chest pain—Mr. Monson
Author: JamesL. Nixon M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School

2. 60-year-old woman with episodic chest discomfort—Ms. Johnston
Author: Kirk A. Bronander M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

3. 44-year-old woman with syncope—Mrs. Tran
Author: Robert W. Neilson M.D., Assistant Professor, Clerkship Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

4. 67-year-old woman with shortness of breath and leg swelling – Mrs. Rivers
Author: Parekha Yedla M.D., Assistant Professor/Clerkship Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

5. 55-year-old man with fatigue—Mr. Kish
Author: Klara K. Papp PhD, Director, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

6. 45-year-old man with hypertension—Mr. Hicks
Author: Peter M. Gliatto M.D., Co-Director, Medicine-Geriatrics Clerkship, Department of Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

7. 24-year-old woman with lightheadedness—Ms. Williams
Author: Pamela T. Prescott M.D., Clerkship Director, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine

8. 55-year-old male with Type 2 diabetes mellitus—Mr. Morales
Author: Cynthia A. Burns M.D., Clerkship Director, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

9. 55-year-old woman with upper abdominal pain and vomiting—Mrs. Turner
Author: Hugo A. Alvarez M.D., Clerkship Director, Department of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

10. 48-year-old woman with diarrhea and dizziness—Ms. Blake
Author: Chris Knight M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine Assisting Author: Jenny Wright, Resident, Washington School of Medicine

11a. 45-year-old man with abnormal LFTs—Mr. Chapman
Author: Charin Hanlon M.D., Assistant Professor and Clerkship Director, Department of Internal Medicine, West Virginia University (Charleston Division)

11b. 45-year-old man with ascites—Mr. Chapman
Author: Charin Hanlon M.D., Assistant Professor and Clerkship Director, Department of Internal Medicine, West Virginia University (Charleston Division)

12. 55-year-old man with lower abdominal pain—Mr. Wilson
Author: Valerie J. Lang M.D, Clerkship Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

13. 65-year-old woman seen for annual physical—Mrs. Thompson
Author: Carlos Palacio M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville

14. 18-year-old woman seen for a pre-college physical—Ms. Pham
Author: Regina A. Kovach M.D., Associate Professor, Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

15. 50-year-old man with cough and nasal congestion—Mr. Taleb
Author: Jennifer Bierman M.D., Clerkship Director, Primary Care, Department of Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

16. 45-year-old man with obesity—Mr. James
Author: Nora L. Porter M.D., Clerkship Director, Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

17. 28 year-old-male with rash—Mr. Moeller
Author: Cynthia H. Ledford M.D., Clerkship Directo,r Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Ohio State University College of Medicine

18. 75-year-old man with memory problems—Mr. Caldwell
Author: Anne Eacker M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

Assisting Author: Erin Fouch, Ambulatory Chief Resident, University of Washington UW / Roosevelt General Internal

19. 42-year-old woman with anemia—Ms. Winters
Author: Jennifer R. Kogan M.D., Clerkship Director, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

20. 48-year-old female with HIV—Ms. Hunt
Author: Irene Alexandraki M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville

21. 85-year-old man with fever, lethargy, and anorexia—Mr.  Ramirez
Author: Joseph T. Wayne M.D., Clerkship Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Albany Medical College

22. 71-year-old man with cough and fatigue—Mr. Li
Author: Joseph Rencic M.D., Clerkship Director, Associate Program Director, Department of Internal Medicine, New England Medical Center

23. 54-year-old woman with fatigue—Ms. Torres
Author: Nina Mingioni M.D., Assistant Program Director, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center

24. 58-year-old woman with headache—TBD
Author: Irene Alexandraki M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville

25. 75-year-old hospitalized woman with confusion—Mrs. Kohn
Author: Valerie J. Lang M.D., Clerkship Director, Division of Hospital Medicine Department of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

26. 58-year-old man with altered mental status—Mr. Johnson
Author: Hari Raja M.D., Clerkship Director, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

27. 60-year-old man with back pain—TBD
Author: James L. Sebastian M.D., Director of Student Teaching Programs, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

28. 70-year-old man with shortness of breath and leg swelling—Mr. Honig
Author: Paul E. Mendez M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

29. 55-year-old man with fever and chills— Mr. Nguyen
Author: H. Douglas Walden M.D., Clerkship Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

30.  55-year-old woman with left leg swelling—Ms. Bond
Author: Susan T. Hingle M.D., Clerkship Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

31. 40 year old male with knee pain—Mr. Nelson
Author: Debra L. Stottlemyer M.D., Associate Clerkship Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine

32. 39-year-old woman with joint pain—Ms. Dickerson
Author: Kevin M. McKown M.D., Co-Clerkship Director, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School

33. 49-year-old woman with confusion—Mrs. Baxter
Author: Kevin E. O'Brien M.D., Co-Clerkship Director, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine

34. 55-year-old man with acute low back pain—Mr. Farber
Author: Camilla Curren M.D., Department of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University Medical Center

35. 35-year-old female with three weeks of fever—TBD
Author: Anne Eaker M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine