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First Medical Simulation in Second Life (Aug. 9, 2007)

At this link from Scienceroll – http://scienceroll.com/2007/08/09/live-blogging-today-first-medical-simulation-in-second-life/

posted on 8-9-07, Bertalan Mesko discusses his experiences as being part of a group of med students and physicians in Second Life, as the first medical simulation/hematology conference was held. I was one of the visitors in the room. The lead physician (Vlad) posted written notecards so that everyone in SL could read the patient’s presenting symptoms and chief complaints; later slides of the patient’s blood were posted on the “wall” of the conference room. Through instant messaging, participants worked out a problem list and possible diagnosis. The group has agreed to meet again next week (just like PBL).

As a facilitator for PBL (in my First Life), this was an interesting participatory experience for me… though because I’m a novice at Second Life it was a bit awkward (i.e., walking through walls in SL doesn’t hurt, thankfully). There did seem to be true clinical exchanges amid lively Q&A interactions. Lots of laughter and energy – history was made!


One response to “First Medical Simulation in Second Life (Aug. 9, 2007)

  1. Nora Ziemba, aka: Lighterspirit Iuga (in SL) August 11, 2007 at 3:01 PM

    Hi there!

    I would like to become involved in the development of avatars for SL and have 9 months experience of building in SL. Allow me to introduce myself RL name “Nora” Grad Student in Nursing Education at North Georgia College & State University. Would love to incorporate SL avi’s into my practicum – also ck out my home in SL through Edit – Search “Old Orchard” I’ve posted the property next to my castle for sale – tp on over for a chat.


    Sincerely, Nora A. Ziemba, R.N., B.S.N.

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