Teaching and assessing clinical skills using virtual reality.

  title={Teaching and assessing clinical skills using virtual reality.},
  author={David Myland Kaufman and Warren Bell},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
The need to improve the teaching and assessing of students' procedural skills has been well 0 encounters, often with little or no supervision. Assessment of these skills has depended on rudimentary physical models, or standardized patients. The limitations of these methods also are well known. A new technology known as "Virtual Reality" has tremendous potential to assist medical educators in teaching and assessing clinical skills of students, residents and physicians in practice. Virtual… CONTINUE READING