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Tue, 1 Sep 2020 14:42:17 -0400
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Primary Research Group Inc. has published Profiles of Use of Virtual
Reality in Medical Education, ISBN 978-1-57440-651-1

The study profiles the efforts of five universities to either develop or
procure virtual reality applications and use them in various forms of
medical education.  The five institutions profiled are the University of
New England, the University of Utah, the University of Washington, the
University of Alberta and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

The profiles are based on interviews with leading figures in the
development of virtual reality in medical education at each of these
institutions.  The report probes how medical, dental and other healthcare
faculty and administration, medical librarians and information technology
staff, sometimes in collaboration with private sector partners, are
developing and applying virtual reality in med schools and other health
education and clinical environments.

The report outlines how researchers use innovative approaches to develop VR
products including ways to find funding, garner administrative support,
collaborate with others, hire help and run usability studies for assessment
and improvement. Readers will obtain a a better understanding of how, why
and how much they may want to invest in VR – and how to do it.  The study
particularly emphasizes university-wide collaboration among administration,
faculty, IT staff, students, medical and other librarians, university
technology transfer staff and third parties outside the institution.

The study was written by Brandon Patterson MA, MSI, Technology Engagement
Librarian, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah.
Mr. Patterson is specialized in working closely with faculty on
incorporating information literacy and technology into health sciences
instruction. Patterson emphasizes the important role that medical libraries
can play in developing and implementing virtual reality applications in
healthcare education.

A PDF edition of this report is currently available directly from Primary
Research Group and a print edition at will be available for shipment on
September 12, 2020 and can be ordered now.  Site licenses are also

For a table of contents and an excerpt – view the product page for this
report at:

For further information view our website at

James Moses, Research Director
Primary Research Group Inc.
2585 Broadway #156
NY  NY   10025
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