Intelligent Virtual Patients for Training Clinical Skills Rizzo Albert Kenny Patrick Parsons Thomas D. The article presents the design process of intelligent virtual human patients that are used for the enhancement of clinical skills. The description covers the development from conceptualization and character creation to technical components and the application in clinical research and training. The aim is to create believable social interactions with virtual agents that help the clinician to develop skills in symptom and ability assessment, diagnosis, interview techniques and interpersonal communication. The virtual patient fulfills the requirements of a standardized patient producing consistent, reliable and valid interactions in portraying symptoms and behaviour related to a specific clinical condition. Behaviour Generation Dialogue Generation Simulation Speech Recognition Speech Synthesis Virtual Humans Virtual Patients Virtual Training 004 periodical academic journal JVRB - Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting 8(2011) 3 2011 1860-2037 urn:nbn:de:0009-6-29025 10.20385/1860-2037/8.2011.3 rizzo2011