By using Elsevier's Virtual Medical Office learning system – an Elsevier textbook, a study guide, and interactive software – students develop critical thinking and decision-making skills they'll need in their externships and on the job. In Virtual Medical Office, students experience patient care from check-in through check-out, exploring all national curriculum competencies. It shows how to manage different patients – and why.
Each study guide lesson directs the student through the textbook and software and presents exercises focused on one or two medical assisting competencies at a time based on what they experience. Realistic software simulations of handling a difficult patient, setting up the exam room, and many more, bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world.