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Survey Finds Medical Students Believe Video Games Can Help Them Become Better Doctors

August 13, 2010

Today’s students were raised with a digital mouse in their hands.
So it should be no surprise that a majority of medical school students surveyed say video games and virtual reality environments could help them become better doctors.


A reported 98 percent of medical students surveyed at the University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin-Madison liked the idea of using technology to enhance their medical education, according to a study published online in BMC Medical Education.
For example, a virtual environment could help medical students learn how to interview a patient or run a patient clinic. In the survey, 80 percent of students said computer games can have an educational value, more…

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