UT Medical Center teaches students using medical simulation

Medical Simulation allows for students to make mistakes and ask questions. / Source: WVLT
Medical Simulation allows for students to make mistakes and ask questions. / Source: WVLT(WVLT)
Published: May. 28, 2019 at 10:38 AM EDT
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UT Medial Center is offering a way for medical students to get real life experience before ever coming into contact with real patients.

Our Arial Starks visited the Center for Advanced Medical Simulation to see just how these doctors are using technology to improve the quality of care you will receive when you visit.

"Its invaluable, it's a unique opportunity that we have here because it's safe. People can make mistakes, they can ask questions and they ca work together to figure out the best way to get whatever they're doing done. " ,said Clinical Educator Beth Talbot.

Medical Simulations are preparing students for everything from checking a pulse to knowing what to do when a patient's heart stops. Students get to work with computers and mannequins so that when they come across a human patient, they are prepared for any scenario.

Dr. Leo Lamsen says the simulations build confidence in the students.

"It's a great opportunity, because not only do I get to work with them in the hospital, where I guess the stakes are a little higher and it's a more stressful environment, but I also get to work with them here where it's less stressful and they can make mistakes and its not as high-stakes and they can learn from it.", said Dr. Lamsen.

According to the

, medical simulation comprises around one-third of time spent in the medical field.

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