When COVID-19 emerged, it created challenges for traditional education instruction across the nation.
However, at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, the technology was already in place, providing a smooth transition into virtual learning.
To ensure required safety protocols are met during COVID-19, many facilities have sought remote solutions such as telemedicine and video conferencing. Prior to the pandemic, these mediums were examined in educating medical profession students and were found useful in remotely assessing students’ skills. With the technology in place, staff of the LMU-DCOM Center for Simulation and Training set up virtual Clinical Skills Workshops that included video sessions with standardized patients.
A standardized patient is a person trained to act as a real patient in order to simulate a set of symptoms in a clinical setting. Using the B-Line Medical Learning Management System that is integrated into the school’s clinical exam center, and Zoom video