Teach Clinical Skills to Large Classes
VRmagic virtual reality simulators can offer undergraduate medical students a standardized fundoscopy and otoscopy training. At the same time, simulation can ease the time pressure that weighs on medical schools. After the students have completed their self-guided simulator training, educators can be sure all of them have reached a certain level of proficiency. The simulators can easily be deployed within medical schools’ curricula with the help of comfortable administration tools.
Training Simulators for Medical Education
Independent Learning with a Structured Curriculum
Medical students practicing on the Eyesi® Direct Ophthalmoscope or the Earsi® Otoscope simulator learn on their own and independent from the availability of patients or fellow students. The simulator curriculum was designed to teach essential diagnostic skills in a relatively short time. In a lifelike training environment, virtual patients present with common pathologies every student should be able to recognize. Guiding elements and medical information support trainees in their learning process.
Ensuring a Comparable Experience and Objective Assessment
Systematic exposure to relevant pathologies ensures every medical student has the same clinical experience. After each virtual examination, the student’s performance is evaluated objectively and presented to the student. Educators can access their student’s performance data and keep track of the training progress. When students have completed the simulator curriculum with the required minimum score, they possess a defined diagnostic skill level.
Tools for Managing Large Classes
VRmNet, the web-based service for VRmagic simulators, facilitates the deployment of simulation in medical schools. Educators can set up and manage user accounts from any browser. Students are invited to their simulator training automatically via email. After completing an online orientation course, students can start training on any available simulator. Educators can use VRmNet to monitor their students’ training progress comfortably and lock or unlock courses from wherever they are.
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