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Session: Virtual Patients: Keeping it
PE-112 - Virtual Patients: "Keeping It Real" in Simulation Clinic
Monday, March 16, 2020
10:45 AM – 11:05 AM
Simulation clinic, which typically occupies the first two years of dental education, should have as its main goal the preparation of students for clinical patient care. The traditional pre-clinical format of students executing individual clinical procedures on typodonts or extracted teeth outside of the context of patient care falls short of this goal. This program will present a format for the use of virtual patients in the pre-clinic setting that closely replicates patient care, where students conduct an "exam", arrive at diagnoses, develop a treatment plan and then implement the treatment on a typodont with simulated patient problems.
Describe the format for a virtual patient exercise in the preclinic setting.
Develop a typodont that simulates the dental problems of a virtual patient.
Discuss the learning impact of a virtual patient exercise on students from both student and faculty reflections.