On Saturday, February 27, 2021, HCOP high school and undergraduate students had the opportunity to take part in the third virtual clinical immersion experience with the Body Interact™ virtual patient simulator.
Once again, students were able to use the Body Interact™ virtual patient simulator to envision their role as physicians. Students were able to ask questions, perform exams, order tests and, ultimately, treat the virtual patient in the case assigned to them in the week prior to the Saturday session.
During the virtual session, students were able to meet with the class instructor, Dr. John Stone, MD, PhD, who led students through the diagnosis and treatment of the virtual patient. In addition, students were divided into groups to try their hand at problem-solving the case and came back to share their conclusions and questions with the group. The session ended with a Q & A segment where students asked great questions ranging from the pandemic, to preparation for medical school, to working in the medical field. There were great discussions amongst both the high school and undergraduate cohorts.
Over the course of three Body Interact™ sessions now, it has been amazing to watch the growth in students' knowledge and comfort level in being able to offer suggestions and questions, and to fully participate in the cognitive processes involved in patient care.