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Virtual Reality as an Interview Technique in Evaluation of Emergency Medicine Applicants

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Texas Tech recently tried something different in their latest round of interview sessions. Rather than using the standard “multiple mini interview (MMI) format to assess non-cognitive skills, they set up applicants with the commercially

Virtual Reality as an Interview Technique in Evaluation of Emergency Medicine Applicants

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Texas Tech recently tried something different in their latest round of interview sessions. Rather than using the standard “multiple mini interview (MMI) format to assess non-cognitive skills, they set up applicants with the commercially

What This Computer Needs Is a Physician: Humanism and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is perfectly suited for certain medical tasks,  such as image recognition and creating predictive models. However, it falls short when it comes to more complex clinical reasoning, and will never provide the reassuring presence of an experienced clinician.

What This Computer Needs Is a Physician: Humanism and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is perfectly suited for certain medical tasks,  such as image recognition and creating predictive models. However, it falls short when it comes to more complex clinical reasoning, and will never provide the reassuring presence of an experienced clinician.

Adapting to Artificial Intelligence: Radiologists and Pathologists as Information Specialists

As artificial intelligence surpasses the human eye in its ability to find abnormalities in images, such as a lung nodule on a chest CT or an atypical cell on a Papanicolaou test, the role of radiologists and pathologists has shifted

Adapting to Artificial Intelligence: Radiologists and Pathologists as Information Specialists

As artificial intelligence surpasses the human eye in its ability to find abnormalities in images, such as a lung nodule on a chest CT or an atypical cell on a Papanicolaou test, the role of radiologists and pathologists has shifted

Virtual Reality in Health Usage

This article provides a brief review of areas in which VR has been used in medicine from the 1990s to today, including surgery training, telemedicine, PTSD therapy, pain management, and occupational therapy for individuals with disabilities. This article serves as

Virtual Reality in Health Usage

This article provides a brief review of areas in which VR has been used in medicine from the 1990s to today, including surgery training, telemedicine, PTSD therapy, pain management, and occupational therapy for individuals with disabilities. This article serves as

Virtual reality exposure-based therapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder: a review of its efficacy, the adequacy of the treatment protocol, and its acceptability

An analysis of 124 Virtual Reality Exposure Based Therapies (VR-EBT) showed that VR-EBT was effective in combating PTSD. However, among these studies there was a lack of randomized controlled trials or standardized treatments. VR-EBT is an effective and promising treatment

Virtual reality exposure-based therapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder: a review of its efficacy, the adequacy of the treatment protocol, and its acceptability

An analysis of 124 Virtual Reality Exposure Based Therapies (VR-EBT) showed that VR-EBT was effective in combating PTSD. However, among these studies there was a lack of randomized controlled trials or standardized treatments. VR-EBT is an effective and promising treatment

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for the Treatment of PTSD following September 11, 2001

13 patients were treated over a period of 6 weeks with exposure-based VR therapy. In the therapy, the patient experiences a “graded hierarchy” of computer-simulated images controlled by the therapist, from a jet flying over the World Trade Center without

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for the Treatment of PTSD following September 11, 2001

13 patients were treated over a period of 6 weeks with exposure-based VR therapy. In the therapy, the patient experiences a “graded hierarchy” of computer-simulated images controlled by the therapist, from a jet flying over the World Trade Center without

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Vietnam Veterans with PTSD

In one of the original papers looking into VR based therapy for PTSD, 16 Vietnam veterans were exposed to VR environments that simulated being in a virtual jungle and a virtual helicopter, with sounds of gunfire, explosions, and yelling. Participants

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Vietnam Veterans with PTSD

In one of the original papers looking into VR based therapy for PTSD, 16 Vietnam veterans were exposed to VR environments that simulated being in a virtual jungle and a virtual helicopter, with sounds of gunfire, explosions, and yelling. Participants