Aquifer is known and respected for developing trusted, award-winning virtual case-based courses for health professions education. Aquifer courses are evidence-based, peer-reviewed, and continuously updated by our academic consortium to support best practices in clinical teaching and learning. Aquifer cases build clinical decision-making skills through realistic patient scenarios.

A growing number of Physician Assistant programs are putting Aquifer’s trusted, rigorous clinical learning tools to work for their students. Aquifer courses are also used in 95% of U.S. allopathic medical schools. Are you ready to take advantage of this deep resource?

Building Clinical Confidence & Competency

  • Prepare for clinical rotations

    Realistic scenarios walk through a complete patient encounter

  • Hone clinical decision-making skills

    Ideal for an end-of-semester review before OSCE’s

  • Ensure coverage of key competencies

    Fill educational gaps and supplement clinical experiences

  • Support faculty with trusted tools

    Ready-to-use teaching resources and Educator Guides

  • Provide structured remediation

    Cases provide a framework for clinical review

  • Enhance your curriculum

    Replace lectures, build electives, or supplement your courses



The Aquifer Educators Consortium is made up of 70+ healthcare educators across disciplines who write, edit, and update Aquifer’s course content, in addition to providing strategic academic leadership.

National Collaborators

Every course Aquifer delivers is created in close collaboration with a leading national organization. We’re proud to partner with organizations like STFM, AAIM, AGS, COMSEP, and AUR to ensure that our content meets national standards.

Aquifer serves faculty and students in a total of 263 subscribing programs across a range of health professions. Our subscribers include physician assistant programs, in addition to allopathic, osteopathic, nursing, and residency programs across the US and beyond.

Our current physician assistant subscribers include:

Albany Medical College Center for Physician Assistant Studies
Bryant University Physician Assistant Studies Program
Case Western Reserve University Physician Assistant Program
Chapman University Physician Assistant Program
Duquesne University Physician Assistant Studies Program
Florida State University School of Physician Assistant Practice
George Washington University Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Hofstra Northwell Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Jefferson College of Health Professions Department of Physician Assistant Studies Center City Campus
Johnson and Wales University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program
Meharry Medical College Physician Assistant Sciences Program
Ohio University Physician Assistant Program
Pace University Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
Stanford School of Medicine Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Physician Assistant Program
Touro University California Joint MSPAS/MPH Program
University of Dayton Physician Assistant Program
University of Dubuque Physician Assistant Program
University of North Dakota Physician Assistant Program
University of Oklahoma Tulsa School of Community Medicine Physician Assistant Program
University of South Carolina at Columbia Physician Assistant Program
University of South Dakota Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Physician Assistant Program

Aqufier courses include a selection of cases specially developed to provide comprehensive coverage of a clinical discipline, specialty, or key topic. Each of our cases presents a virtual patient encounter—demonstrating best-practices and modeling patient and preceptor interactions. Aquifer courses focus on teaching the evidence-based clinical reasoning skills that are vital to providing quality patient care.

Aquifer’s discipline-specific courses—Aquifer Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics—are our foundational courses, serving as key components of many programs’ clinical rotations.

Aquifer Geriatrics, Radiology, and Addiction include top-quality content which can be integrated into other courses or rotations to provide instruction on these critical topics, or used as individual elective courses. These courses bring our expert healthcare educators—and a wealth of resources—to you and your students.

Aquifer’s free courses—Aquifer Diagnostic Excellence, High Value Care, Culture in Health Care, Medical Home, and Oral Presentation Skills—deliver case-based learning and skill-building exercises on key topics in healthcare education at no additional cost. Use the courses as individual capstone projects, or integrate cases with other content in a custom course to meet your needs.

WISE-MD (Surgery) provides an interactive enhancement to the surgical course. WISE-OnCall (Readiness for Practice) is a valuable tool for bridging the gap to practice. WISE courses are distributed by Aquifer on behalf of NYU School of Medicine.

A wealth of Educator Guides, resources, and tools are available to help you integrate our cases into your curriculum or course and make the most of your Aquifer institutional subscription.

Educator Guides provide a quick reference guide for all cases, resources, and features included with associated Aquifer course. The Educator Guide is ideal for educators who are getting started using Aquifer, or experienced users who want to be sure they are taking advantage of Aquifer’s extensive resources and tools.

Additional resources and teaching tools include Flipped Classroom Workshops (Radiology), Active Learning Modulesand Case Analysis Tool (Pediatrics), and Real World Application Activities (High Value Care).


Using Aquifer

Learn how our subscribers are using Aquifer courses to advance their students’ clinical learning at:

Case Western Reserve Physician Assistant Program


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User Stories

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PA Task Force

Aquifer is excited to announce the creation of a Physician Assistant Task Force that will bring the voice and interests of physician assistant educators to Aquifer and work to develop and Educators Guide and teaching tools for PA faculty.