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Virtual Patient Working Group


The mission of the MedBiquitous Virtual Patients Working Group is to develop XML standards and Web services requirements to enable interoperability, accessibility and reusability of Web-based virtual patient learning content.

Discussion Lists

If you would like to join the MedBiquitous Virtual Patient Implementers discussion list, please contact Valerie Smothers.


Virtual Patient Working Group Wiki


A link to Rachel Ellaway's seminal article, Modeling Virtual Patients and Virtual Cases, is available for historical purposes.


See Implementers Page.


  • J.B. McGee, M.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Nabil Zary, Karolinska Institutet 


  • Susan Albright, Tufts University
  • David Davies, Ph.D., University of Warwick
  • Michael Hagen, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Olivier Petinaux, American College of Surgeons
  • Michael Steele, Duke University
  • Jeff Taekman, Duke University
  • Chris Toth, University of Pittsburgh
  • Luke Woodham, St. George's University of London

Invited Experts

  • Rachel Ellaway, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • Dan Rehak, Ph.D.

Note: only one vote is allowed per organization represented.