by Daloha Rodriguez-Molina and Anja Mayer
On November 16th 2022, iCoViP project partners organized a multiplier event, framed within the “Ukraine digital: Ensuring academic success in times of crisis” project organized by the Institute of Medical Education of the University Hospital of Munich (LMU Klinikum). The event took place during one afternoon on the beautiful island of Frauenchiemsee, located in the lake of Chiemsee, about 2 hours east of the city of Munich.
It was organized and imparted by Daloha Rodriguez-Molina from LMU Klinikum in Munich and Anja Mayer from the University of Augsburg. A total of 25 medical educators from all over Ukraine and one specialist from the University of Munich (LMU) took part the event, in which we communicated a bit of the work that we have been doing within the iCoViP project. In the event, we presented the project and its intellectual outputs as well as the progress that we have made so far. Moreover, we talked about clinical reasoning, contextual factors to consider when creating virtual patients (VPs), how we developed the VP blueprint within iCoViP, the CASUS platform, our VP integration guidelines, and VP pilot examples from iCoViP and from the University of Chernivtsi in Ukraine.
Additionally, in a hands-on session, participants had the opportunity to work on one of iCoViP’s VPs on the CASUS platform. The whole event was carried out interactively and we believe that the exchange and knowledge between event organizers and facilitators from iCoViP and event participants was highly satisfactory. From this multiplier event, we at iCoViP learned that there is a high interest in using iCoViP’s VP collection within medical education at many Ukrainian universities.
Finally, we would like to thank the Institute of Medical Education of the University Hospital of Munich, and especially Karolin Dospil and Martin Fischer for the invitation and interest in our project, as well as for the logistic and technical assistance during the event. We would also like to thank all participants for their active participation and the fruitful exchange!