vCases® Believes: Learning through experience is one of the most powerful ways to internalize information, acquire skills, and remember.
With vCases, users self-direct their learning, and become better diagnosticians: not from being told, reading a book, or following instructions. Instead, they use initiative, learn pathophysiology, improve clinical reasoning, make better decisions, narrow each differential diagnosis, and, if needed, query the DxLibrary® for ideas and immediate guidance. Their learning involves independent thinking, careful decisions, and self-directed, experiential discoveries. With the differential narrowed to a final diagnosis, the Epilogue provides non-judgmental expert feedback. Students discover how their choices compare with those of the author and learn pathophysiologic explanations underlying their differences. Self-directed, experiential learning is exciting, enjoyed, and REMEMBERED:
Self-Directed Experiential Discovery
Work up patients with no advice
If needed, seek help from the DxLibrary
Develop and narrow DiffDxs
Correctly diagnose strange new problems
Compare with author feedback in the Epilogue