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Using video games to teach physicians in training

Residency Program Insider, February 5, 2016

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Medical educators are finding new ways to incorporate video games into the education of medical students, according to Suraiya Rahman, MD, an assistant professor at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Rahman recently addressed the topic at the American Medical Association’s ChangeMedEd conference and touted the benefits of using video games. The virtual environments allow students to test their skills but still provides the freedom to fail and learn. There are already several games available that provide virtual settings for physicians in training to practice important skills, such as clinical diagnostic reasoning, decision making, being comfortable in a clinical setting, and juggling multiple patients.

Source: AMA Wire
 



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