Medical Care in a Cyber World

High school students in 2009 began to see how they could take what they've learned in their biology and anatomy classes and put that knowledge to use in a fast-paced e-Mission™. The CyberSurgeons™ program advanced from a couple of years of development into full-out testing in 2009. With this e-Mission, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, high school students become part of a fictional CyberSurgeons remote trauma unit on a ship that's one of a fleet of rapid-response trauma units headquartered in Washington, D.C. Their ship is equipped with a high-tech hospital and medical research capabilities, state-of-the-art high-end communications systems, and dedicated satellites to relay information. Their mission is conducted through a videoconference hookup from the students' classroom to the Center for Educational Technologies. Before the live simulation students learn how to analyze and apply simple datasets to authentic health problems. Next up in 2010: rolling out the program fully and completing the research aspect of the project.
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