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Medical Training Gets a Second Life
HealthLeaders Media

Telemedicine isn’t just a cost-saving way to treat patients in remote locations. It’s also another way to train medical professionals.

While some medical schools are adding programs that emphasize the development of empathy and observational skills, others are using technology as their gateway a heightened learning experience.

The University of Michigan School of Nursing uses the online virtual world, Second Life. Through its virtual Wolverine Clinic, medical students can log in with their own avatars and work through various scenarios.