Several medical schools are now offering students the opportunity to refine listening and rapport-building skills with patients using an interactive training tool developed by IntelligentSimulations, an affiliated company of MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center.

Intelligent SimulationsThe AI Patient Platform allows a student to ask questions and receive responses from a virtually simulated patient. The platform’s artificial intelligence generates feedback based on specific inquiries, along with how and when questions are asked in an interview. If the student asks wrong or inappropriate questions, the patient will respond accordingly.

AI Patient was developed by IntelligentSimulations with the help of Small Business Innovation Research grants from the National Science Foundation. Medical education experts at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and West Virginia University School of Medicine are providing ongoing consultation, along with Red House Consulting, a firm assisting with scenario content.