The development and use of virtual patients has become more expansive. Previous strategies to aid their development have been described to aid their formation. This study describes the development of a series of virtual patients following a methodology proposed by Posel et al . Ten virtual patients with surgical pathology were developed using a reproducible framework. This article serves to guide virtual patient authors as a working description of virtual patient design in order to assist them for future virtual patient development.
Acknowledgements: The study was supported by the London Deanery under their Simulation Technology-enhanced Learning Initiative.
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