First Medical Simulation in Second Life (Aug. 9, 2007)
August 10, 2007
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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!