The development of multimedia computer simulations in clinical pharmacy education enables students to be
exposed to clinical patient management earlier in the education process and allows for the training of large
numbers of students outside of conventional clinical practice sites. This manuscript describes what
multimedia is and how this technology can be applied to clinical pharmacy training. It also discusses the
general process for developing multimedia case presentations including hardware and software requirements.
Finally, an example of a multimedia case we developed using Multimedia ToolbookŪ for training
pharmacy students in the management of atrial fibrillation is presented. The ease of use of development
software, the affordability of the required computer hardware, and the availability of extensive multimedia files on
the Internet make it practical for many pharmacy educators to develop clinical multimedia simulations.