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SibMed future doctors use virtual technologies in clinical practice


With the help of phygital and simulation technologies, SibMed doctors, residents and medical students can develop the skills necessary for clinical practice and comprehensively analyze unique clinical cases at all stages: from the moment of taking a history to the final diagnosis.

Despite the fact that bedside training is a main way of developing practical skills in medical students, the use of virtual and simulation technologies gives SibMed students and residents more opportunities for practice and allows them to fully immerse in an outpatient appointment that is close to the real one.

Starting from the new academic year, SibMed 4th year students will have individual educational trajectories created as part of the Priority 2030 program. One of the tracks where digital and simulation technologies will be actively used is clinical practice in pediatric surgery.

In pediatric surgery, there are quite rare diseases that require urgent medical intervention, so it is often impossible to demonstrate them to students in a hospital setting. In addition, phygital and simulation technologies allow us to simulate an emergency situation, when it is important for a doctor to be able to quickly make the right decisions and effectively interact with young patients and their parents in order to calm them down and take a history

— told Yana Shikunova,

Head of the Accreditation and Simulation Center.

Students can work with the clinical cases presented in the library of the system, but they can also develop their own. For instance, SibMed specialists created cases in pediatric urology and pediatric surgery.

The equipment for virtual skills development was purchased by SibMed as part of the Priority 2030 program.