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HCTW News: London medical school explores training in Second Life

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, December 26, 2008

Imperial College London has created a virtual hospital using the Internet community of Second Life. The Second Health Hospital will be used to test training programs for medical students and personnel.

One of the expected uses for this virtual hospital will be training nurses to use new medical devices. The virtual hospital allows users to experience a variety of simulated medical experiences, including those that rarely, if ever, happen. Some believe the training will create a workforce that is more prepared than ever before.

Those who have trained on Second Life say they were surprised at how real the simulation experience felt. Even those who had never used Second Life before their training spoke about the benefits of the experience.

Source: iReport

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