Aspiring doctors learn empathy from virtual humans

Virtual human simulation was an engaging and effective tool to teach medical students advanced communication skills. Such intuitive interactions could help aspiring doctors better prepare for difficult and emotionally charged encounters with patients and hospital colleagues

Aspiring doctors learn empathy from virtual humansIt was Katie Goldrath’s first time when she had to give out difficult health news to a young woman named Robin and her mom, Delmy, that Robin had leukemia. As a medical student, Goldrath broke the news, while she was not only conscious of her words, but also her body language: Was she leaning in, […]