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What are effects of a spaced activation of virtual patients in a pediatric course?

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BMC Medical Education201313:45

Received: 13 June 2012

Accepted: 19 March 2013

Published: 28 March 2013

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
13 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Patricia McBurney
24 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - jonathan round
16 Feb 2013 Author responded Author comments - Inga Hege
Resubmission - Version 3
16 Feb 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
19 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
28 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6920-13-45

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Authors’ Affiliations

University Children’s Hospital Salzburg
Lehrstuhl für Didaktik und Ausbildungsforschung in der Medizin, Klinikum der Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-University