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Physicians, medical students like learning radiology via online 'Second Life'

from AI in Healthcare

Family physicians as well as medical students appreciate the opportunity to bone up on radiology via online classrooms using the popular Second Life platform. And while doctors tend to immerse themselves in the process with somewhat lower intensity, reflected as less doc-to-doc interaction, all seem to readily take to radiology training with avatars and other features of the virtual world — even when they’ve had no prior exposure to Second Life. That’s what researchers found at University of Málaga in Spain when they presented a three-week course on general radiology in Second Life during a four-month course. The trainees included 14 family physicians who volunteered for the project and 48 students in their third year of medical school. more


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