Do you play video games? Do you do SIM? Have you ever thought of combining the two to teach and learn medicine? Well if you have then you are going to want to listen to this podcast! This month, I spoke with Dr. Michael Barrie Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Clerkship Director at The Ohio State University. He gives us a great introduction to virtual reality; what it is, how it can be used in medical education, and what tool and equipment are needed. And if you are like me and don’t know the first thing about gaming, don’t worry, Mike breaks it down so that even I can understand.
If you are interested in reading more about virtual reality in emergency medicine check out this article: Using Virtual Reality Simulation Environments to Assess Competence for Emergency Medicine Learners
Suzana Tsao, DO