A virtual reality first for medical studies in Singapore

Students across medical disciplines to practise together in virtual ward

(From left) NUS medical student Shawn Tan, Dr Liaw Sok Ying, Nanyang Polytechnic physiotherapy student Cheryl Loo Jya Ing and NUS nursing student Khadijah Mohd Sanusi with the computer program called Create Real-life Experience And Teamwork In Virtua
(From left) NUS medical student Shawn Tan, Dr Liaw Sok Ying, Nanyang Polytechnic physiotherapy student Cheryl Loo Jya Ing and NUS nursing student Khadijah Mohd Sanusi with the computer program called Create Real-life Experience And Teamwork In Virtual Environment, or Creative for short. The initiative lets participants work in a virtual ward with other medical professionals to treat a patient. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
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Students across various medical disciplines will soon get to practise what they have learnt in a virtual environment.

A team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, part of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, has created a computer program which lets them do just that.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2018, with the headline A virtual reality first for medical studies in Singapore. Subscribe