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GeriaSims are interactive "virtual patient" simulations on issues encountered in the care of older patients. They are intended for physicians, residents and fellows, and medical students in the clinical years. They are designed for primary care, but may also be beneficial to medical or surgical specialties. Particular modules may also be useful to physician assistant or nurse practitioner learners.

To use GeriaSims, a a 256K or faster DSL, cable modem, LAN/Intranet, or other broadband Internet connection; Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Netscape 8.0 or higher, Firefox 1.0 or higher, Mozilla 1.7.5 or higher, or Safari 1.3 or higher web browser, with JavaScript enabled; version 8 or later of the Flash Player, and Adobe Reader 5 or later are required. A sound card and speakers are recommended. GeriaSims are best viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768, but can be viewed at 800 x 600. To try a GeriaSims sample, use the link below. You may also click here for a list of GeriaSims topics.

Access to GeriaSims is available for use in medical training.

Academic & Training Use

GeriaSims can be used for training students, residents, and fellows, or by other learners. To use GeriaSims, click here.

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University of Iowa Learners

If you are a student, resident, fellow, or faculty member at the University of Iowa, click here to login with your HawkID and password. This will enable you to resume modules you are able to partially complete in a subsequent session, and if you have been assigned to complete a module, will ensure that you get credit for having completed the assignment.