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Virtual patients design and its effect on clinical reasoning and student experience: a protocol for a randomised factorial multi-centre study

  • James Bateman1, 2Email author,
  • Maggie E Allen2,
  • Jane Kidd1,
  • Nick Parsons3 and
  • David Davies1
BMC Medical Education201212:62

Received: 28 May 2012

Accepted: 4 July 2012

Published: 1 August 2012

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Original Submission
28 May 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Jun 2012 Author responded Author comments - James Bateman
Resubmission - Version 2
6 Jun 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
4 Jul 2012 Editorially accepted
1 Aug 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6920-12-62

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Authors’ Affiliations

Education and Development Research Team, Warwick Medical School
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, NHS Trust
Department of Statistics, Warwick Medical School