Virtual Patients Group   
Improving interpersonal skills education with virtual patients.

Click on the link below for step-by-step instructions to create your own virtual patient in 30 minutes


The Virtual Patients Group is comprised of over 30 researchers, including computer scientists, medical doctors, pharmacists, psychologists, and educators.

The Virtual Patients Group is developing experiences with virtual humans to provide healthcare students, professionals, and the public with communication skills and medical education. We are integrating these experiences into medical school curricula and public health exhibits.To date, over 7000 people have interacted with our virtual patients.

Watch the Virtual Patients Introduction Video

Virtual Patients Group Consortium Universities

University of Florida

Georgia Health Sciences University

University of Georgia

University of Central Florida

Kent State University

University of Texas at San Antonio

We are interested in expanding our consortium. Please contact Benjamin Lok, Ph.D, Juan Cendan, M.D., and Scott Lind, M.D. for more information.

Other Useful links

Publications by the Virtual Patients Group
Virtual Experiences Research Group (VERG) @ the University of Florida
Virtual People Factory, an online application for creating and interacting with virtual humans
Wiki page

This work is currently supported by:

National Science Foundation

National Institutes of Health

Association of Surgical Education

Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center

Prior support includes:

University of Florida

Medical College of Georgia

Keele University

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Virtual Patient Experiences