Jefferson is a leader in providing simulated training for medical and health professions students. The Dr. Robert & Dorothy Rector Clinical Skills & Simulation Center at Thomas Jefferson University provides state-of-the-art teaching facilities, standardized patient examinations, and mechanical simulators.
In a recent interview for Fast Company, which discussed the potential uses of virtual reality for medical education, Thomas Jefferson University professor, Dr. Eric Wickstrom said simulation training could make medical school more attractive to those who may have been turned off by traditional curricula.
The article discussed new technology that allows students to work remotely using virtual reality. They can all see the same hologram and work together. An instructor doesn’t even need to be in the same country. This new approach to learning could even open doors for prospective students on the fence about becoming surgeons.