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Written by Cassie Lipp.
Before sending medical, nursing, or EMS students off into their careers, it is imperative that they practice their skills in patient stimulators, where they “treat” medical actors and receive an objective evaluation from a professor.
Yet evaluations from medical professors can be inconsistent, and every medical actor does not present a case in the same way. Patient stimulators also cost as much as $100,000 to operate, and students may not encounter every patient case in the stimulator before they enter the field.
The Wilmington, Ohio, based startup Virtual Education Systems began in 2016 when co-founder and CEO Robert Moore looked to build a tool that challenge this trend, allowing his medical students to assess a patient and get feedback based on their treatment in a consistent, objective way.
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Originally published February 28, 2018.