Online Virtual Medical Training

The University of Auckland is testing a clinical sim - a Second Life simulation called Long White Cloud - to train medical students in patient-clinician interactions.


(Auckland Virtual Medical Center)

In the simulation, a sim of Dr. Scott Diener, Ph.D. provides a virtual tour.

Now, if they'd just let Dr. Diener out of the Sim, he'd be just like The Doctor, the Emergency Medical Hologram from Star Trek Voyager. The EMH is a computer program that treats patients when medical help is otherwise unavailable.


(Star Trek Voyager Emergency Medical Hologram)

Via Medgadget.

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