University of Pittsburgh

Published Teaching Resources for Medical Schools

UPSOM educators have created high quality teaching materials that are available for use by other institutions and programs. Many of these are available through the MedEdPORTAL, the peer-reviewed repository for medical and oral health teaching materials.

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness:  A Patient Care and Team Training Simulation

This curriculum and training guide is a comprehensive source for conducting a large-scale hospital pandemic simulation for medical and other health sciences students.

Public Health Emergency Tabletop Exercise

An interactive tabletop exercise portraying the early response to a public health emergency.

Initial Patient Assessment Workshop

A guide that demonstrates to students how they would approach initial assessment of a patient and to help them begin to think like a clinician who is going to make a contribution to the clinical care of the patient.

Standardized Patient Cases for Teaching Tobacco Cessation Smoking Cessation

This in-depth resource includes eight standardized patient (SP) cases and instructions on how each was used in a tobacco cessation counseling training workshop for third year clerkship students, developed with funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health.

CHF from Diastolic Dysfunction in a Patient Presenting Preoperatively for an Elective Surgery

A human patient simulation that focuses on the preoperative evaluation, assessment and treatment of a man presenting for a TURP.

The Impact of Psychiatric Distress on Co-morbid Medical Illness: A Problem-Based Learning Case

This problem based learning (PBL) case will help raise medical student awareness of depression and co-morbid cardiovascular disease, to improve both assessment and management of such patients.

A Woman with Crohn’s Disease and a Skin Lesion

A virtual patient case about a 44 year-old White female with Crohn's disease, Pyoderma gangrenosum and diarrhea.

A Pregnant Woman with Diarrhea

A virtual patient case about a 30 year-old White female with Ulcerative Colitis.

A 32 Year-Old Man with Crohn’s Disease and a Perianal Fistula

A virtual patient case about a 32 year-old White male with Crohn's disease and a perianal fistula.

A Woman with Newly Diagnosed Crohn’s Disease

A virtual patient case about a 26 year-old Mexican female with Crohn's disease, Osteoporosis, Osteopenia.

ASPE Social History Compendium

A broad library of true-to-life social histories which can be used as the backbone for the development of a new standardized patient case, developed with funding from the Association of Standardized Patient Educators.

PedsEd – Pediatrics Education Online Courses and CME by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (registration required)

Includes units on dermatology, emergency medicine topics, obesity, immunizations, otitis media, and a series of continuity clinic topics.