InSimu Toolkit
for Educators

This site has been designed to provide clinical educators with useful materials about how you can help them improve clinical skills with the InSimu Platform.

The Educational Concept

Improve clinical reasoning & decision making skills

Let your students practice freely with the InSimu Patient app. Ask them to create a case-report presentation from one patient of the choice of the student and send it to tutor (in a slideshow or written document format).


Present a case in an online seminar and solve the case together with your student group step by step. Let them think and work together on working out the next steps and the final correct diagnosis.

Help students
cope with
time pressure

When creating an InSimu course, you can set the time-limit for solving a certain number of cases.

Objective and standardized assessment

Assign your selected virtual patients as diagnostic challenges for homework or exam for all your students. Assess the diagnostic performance objectively of hundreds of your students’ by the click of a button.

Make your
debriefing sessions

Continuously measure the pulse of your teaching throughout the year by gaining individual and group analytics of your students studying with the InSimu app.

Provide students with a personalized learning experience

Based on the analytics, customize the assignments to the specific needs of one single student or student group.

Best Practices for
Remote Clinical Teaching

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1. Present virtual patients in online seminars

Find the scenarios you want to present and discuss it with your students. Facilitate brainstorming, group discussions, and teamwork.

Ask the participants to formulate their diagnostic thinking and make the next steps together in the diagnostic process.

Skills: teamwork, collaboration, decision-making skills

2. Assign virtual patients and ask further analysis

Create your own course of virtual patients and assign it to your group (e.g. five patients per week).
Ask them to elaborate 1 case in a more detailed way focusing on the differential diagnostic aspects, treatment plans, sources of evidence.

Tip: define 3 days as course length, so your students will have time to prepare the detailed report in the rest of the week. The students do not see the final feedback on their diagnosis until the end of the course.

Skills: presentation skills, use of academic resources, differential diagnostics, analytical skills

3. Involve your students actively in online seminars

Ask students to create a case-presentation of their favorite InSimu case and present it in an online seminar.
Alternatively, facilitate them to ask their case-specific questions.

Skills: presentation skills, technical skills, use of academic resources

4. Elaborating on the structure of the examination reports

Assign it as homework to study the official report structures of diagnostic tests that are relevant for the course (e.g., the structure of an MRI report, necessary information, and details in a test report.). 

Skills: technical skills, protocols

5. Incorporate InSimu virtual patients in OSCE

EACH student chooses one patient from the InSimu app. They learn the details and symptoms of the patient.

The student plays the role of their selected patient, while others take the medical history and ask about the results of further testing via an online meeting.

Skills: communication skills, history taking

6. Further proposals

Give your students an assignment about the following topics based on their experiences with the virtual patients they diagnosed in the InSimu Patient app.

  • The importance and aspects of evidence-based diagnosis
  • How to make time and cost-efficient diagnosis
  • Most frequent medical errors and how to reduce them

See the tutorial on how you can
create a course with InSimu.

We'll show you step by step.

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