“Dungeons & Dragons taught me how to make better virtual patients” says Janet Tworek from the University of Calgary, Canada. Statements like this are bound to catch our attention!
Dr Daphne Vassiliou, from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden described how she and colleagues introduced virtual patients into their curriculum, and the challenges of maintaining those VPs
Medical education is going to be exciting, rewarding, achievable, but the degrees of effective failure in applying ICT to education must be questioned, says Professor Ronald Harden from the University of Dundee, Scotland.
By Supriya Krishnan and Sian Claire Owen Peter Greene, Executive Director, MedBiquitous, United States addressed the 2nd International Conference on Virtual Patients and MedBiquitous Annual Meeting on how virtual patients have the power to transform healthcare education. MedBiquitous is an organization involving eight working groups and 59 member organizations. The MedBiquitous Virtual Patient Working Group [...]
Virtual reality and medical education: Creating scenarios in Second Life.
ICVP 2010 & MedBiquitous Annual Meeting: Secrets of Creating and Maintaining Virtual Patient Case Collections
Professor Guid Oei from the Maxima Medical Centre in The Netherlands talks to eViP about MedSim, a large scale medical simulation centre for obstetrics and gynecology teams. “The department is a simulation centre, and the main focus is multidisciplinary training,” says Professor Oei. However, this centre is designed not only to enhance health care student’s [...]
Dr Peter Bloemendaal from Leiden University Medical School talks about Medicaleducation.nl, an online e-learning resources for medical students in The Netherlands. This websites facilitates the distribution and sharing of medical resources. As Peter explains: “We started the project about five years ago, and now we have more than 1200 e-learning modules in our database.” These [...]
Organisers of the 2nd International Conference on Virtual Patients 2010 & MedBiquitous Annual Meeting have issued a statement regarding the Icelandic volcanic eruption and how this may affect attendee’s travel plans. They write: “Due to the recent volcano eruptions in Iceland we are aware that some of you may soon start experiencing traveling difficulties with [...]
Virtual Patients help students put theory into practice without harming the patient. Dr Benjamin Hanebeck from the Centre for Virtual Patients at the University of Heidelberg in Germany talks about his experiences with eViP VPs.