Global medical conferences
Our surgical simulators travel the world. If you are interested in a hands-on demo of our training systems, find out when they will be in your neighborhood!
Meet VirtaMed: “All the technology in the world is useless if we don’t know what to do with it”
September 26, 2017Our Education and Training Manager Candice Cuvelier never knows what awaits her in a new classroom, and that’s what makes teaching fun. This human element is necessary if we ever want to see high tech simulation become the go-to method for training medical skills.
Meet VirtaMed: "I've never wanted to be average"
July 05, 2017Millennials are lazy and entitled; we’ve all heard this. Russell Horton, our Technical Support Manager in the USA, doesn’t recognize himself from the description. Russell graduated in the middle of the worst economic crisis in decades and he knows he needs to work hard to achieve great things.
Professor: Paradigm shift in medical training
July 05, 2017"There is little doubt that the medical profession stands at a major crossroads with regards to the fundamental structure of surgical education", writes Professor Emeritus Robert A. Pedowitz in his recent paper published in the Journal of Medical Education and Training. Transitioning from centuries old and thoroughly tried training methods is not an easy task, but it is time to move away from the 'see one, do onw' approach towards proficiency-based education.
From OR to office: hysteroscopy trends focus on the patient
July 05, 2017In May, the first ever global hysteroscopy conference brought together practitioners from all corners of the world to outline the future of the field. A transition towards office procedures is evident, and education needs to follow suit. At the center is the safety and comfort of the patient.
Virtual reality restores the integrity of the human body
April 06, 2017When cadaver training is a thing of the past and doctors no longer peruse the patient through massive incisions, medical education turns to virtual reality. While the human body once again becomes sacrosanct, medical professionals immerse themselves into human anatomy in more detail than ever before. The tools are already there.
Meet VirtaMed: “The technology of today will not support the doctor of tomorrow”
April 06, 2017A theater producer, a business consultant, a marketer, and a VR enthusiast: our Strategic Project Manager Phil Norris has been many things in life. Now he is passionate about improving patient outcomes, and he wants to use the latest virtual reality technology to achieve that.
Better surgeons through mandatory simulator exam: “We will not take a step backwards”
March 30, 2017Since 2013, every doctor planning to specialize in orthopedics in Switzerland has had to pass an exam on a VirtaMed ArthroS™ simulator. This improved the quality of the exam so much that the Swiss Orthopaedics certification board president Dr. Ariane Gerber Popp can’t even imagine organizing the test without a simulator.
Meet VirtaMed: “I do things no sane developer would even think to try”
December 20, 2016Our new Quality and Release Manager Tripti Abhijatha has been with VirtaMed for just three months, but she has already learned not to be afraid to ask questions. After all, when you crash software for a living, you should think less like an engineer and more like a busy end user who has no idea what all the buttons are there for.
Success story: “Every time a resident uses the simulator the program saves 200–300 dollars”
December 20, 2016The UMKC School of Medicine’s Orthopaedic Surgery residency program has used a VirtaMed ArthroS™ for a little over a year. During that time, they have learned that the residents love the simulator and that the initial investment pays off. Program Director Dr. James Bogener explains why the ArthroS™ was chosen and how it has been utilized in training. He even gives tips for program directors on the fence about virtual reality simulation.