Technology advances in surprising ways in all areas and more in health. Innovations are frequently presented not only for patients but also for physicians. One of the most recent examples is by Smartraining and it is the first Virtual Hospital in Mexico and consists of a technological integration in medical education.
How does it work?
In this case, it works with virtual reality simulators that generate a completely digital environment adapted to any medical environment. In this way, students can have a fully immersive experience in a simulated hospital with processes and protocols that can work for practice just like in the real world.
The startup has also developed environments for the training of future health professionals from various areas. The list includes dental box, clinical laboratory, radiotherapy, pediatrics, emergencies, nuclear medicine, nursing care planning, nursing care for patients with specific conditions, maternity and more.
Through technology, students of health careers have been able to continue their training process and meet the requirement of clinical practices in a virtual way. In addition, it increases the retention of concepts, the practical learning and the speed of training. pic.twitter.com/LFxB4GlkSr
— Smartraining México (@SmartrainingMX) August 31, 2021
Prevent medical students from dropping out of university
This technology will help Medical Schools to reduce student dropout, increase the retention of concepts and speed up the speed and effectiveness of the training process. In addition, the inclusion of technologies in the study of health helps to reduce the risk in real patients and to obtain greater dexterity in the implementation, thanks to gamification elements that allow the repetition of tasks when the student fails.
In Latin America, the Virtual Hospital program has already been successfully implemented in Chile with renowned universities, such as DUOC UC, the University of Concepción and the University of Los Andes. Now the company aims to implement this program in Mexico’s leading Medical Schools and help produce world-class medical professionals.
As a result of the health emergency, millions of health care students in Latin America had to pause or even stop their training. This happened mainly in the area of clinical practices because hospitals had to stop these programs to protect as many people as possible.
In addition, many more were forced to abandon their studies as a result of the economic crisis generated throughout the region and dedicate themselves to supporting their families or other priorities. With this in mind, the first Virtual Hospital in Mexico aims to make these training resources available on as many devices as possible. From smartphones to computers with basic internet access. This will open the possibility for more students to take advantage of the contents.
For its part, Smartraining saw 150% growth last year precisely thanks to these types of innovative and attractive initiatives. Now it wants to expand its training offer by meeting the needs of careers other than those of Health, such as Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design and many more. One of the advantages of simulated environments is that they can be adaptable to almost any discipline and concept.