Use of i-Human Across the Stages of PA Education

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Year 1 Students
Case Player Configuration
| Recommended Use | Lessons Platform
Year 2 Students
Case Player Configuration
| Recommended Use | Lessons Platform
Symptom to Diagnosis®
Case Player Configuration
| Recommended Use | Lessons Platform
Performance Review

Year 1 Students – H&P+Dx Configuration

Year 1 Students – Recommended Use

1st and 2nd Semester

For the PY1 students, the patient case player in the H & P + Dx configuration is ideal because:

  • it introduces the history and physical examination process
  • provides automatic scoring, reducing faculty time
  • provides exposure to tests & differential diagnoses, while not being graded on these
  • arrows show where feedback is provided if played in learning mode

Institutions found that student performance on these types of cases was a predictor of student performance on both MCQ exams and early clinic patient experiences.

Could be incorporated in the following types of courses:

  • Clinical Medicine I and II
  • Diagnostic Methods I and II
  • Physical Diagnosis I and II

Lessons Platform: A history taking lesson is available free of charge, to remind students of the components of a comprehensive and focused history.

Additional lessons cover the following topics:

  • anatomy and pathophysiology
  • virtual microscopy
  • heart auscultation and murmurs

Year 1 Students – Lessons Platform

Year 2 Students – Case Play Configurations

1st Semester

Year 2 Students – Recommended Use

1st Semester

For the PY2 students, the patient case player in the Basic DDx configuration allows them to practice the skills used in a patient encounter.

All salmon colored bubble charts are autoscored by i-Human, thereby providing detailed analytics on both individual and cohort performance. This data allows faculty to easily identify concepts that the majority of the class has failed to understand and can focus on what is not understood, rather than providing non-specific general. Arrows show where student feedback is provided if played in learning mode.

The HPO configuration played in test mode is ideal for an “in classroom” team-based learning session focusing on diagnostic reasoning. The teams are provided the equivalent of a “paper case” i.e., the case author’s history and physical exam findings, and then they are expected to work together to determine the differential, order the appropriate tests, interpret the test results, and arrive at a final diagnosis and management plan. Each team then presents their diagnosis and reasoning. Cases “across the ages” from newborn to 92 y/o are available.

These cases can also be used when standardized patients actors are a “no show”.

Year 2 Students – Lessons Platform

Heart Auscultation Lesson

Symptom to Diagnosis®


Case Play Configuration


Symptom to Diagnosis – Recommended Use

Clinical Practicum

For the student in clinical practicum, the patient case player in the Symptom to Diagnosis configuration is now appropriate to supplement their clinical experiences.

These cases (151 cases covering 14 major symptoms/lab findings) come with diagnostic reasoning and symptom approach videos (207 videos) to assist the student in becoming efficient as well as broaden their exposure to a varied number of diagnoses. The symptoms are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Anemia
  • Back Pain
  • Chest pain
  • Delirium
  • Dizziness
  • Dyspnea
  • Fever
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Headache
  • Hyponatremia
  • Syncope

Each case is based on a proprietary evidentiary database that is used to assist in case design and ensure that “evidence based medicine” is being provided.

Symptom to Diagnosis – Lessons Platform

Diagnostic Reasoning/Symptom Videos

Performance Review

Could be use as review of cases prior to certification exams

Individual Performance

Individual performance data is provided to both user and faculty. Users can drill down to get exceptionally detailed performance information.

Group Assessment Performance

Group reports are provided to faculty to assess common areas of proficiency and deficiency. Faculty analytics sessions provide suggestions for targeted intervention.

Commonly Missed Tasks

Group and individual reports are available to identify important concepts that were commonly missed. Above is just one of 28 available charts.

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