This Tuesday we had the exciting opportunity to introduce InSimu Patient app to several acknowledged experts in the medical field at the Hungarian Health Simulation Conference that was housed in Pécs. It was organized for the very first time at the initiative of the University of Pécs with the clear intention of making a tradition out of it so hopefully there will be more to come.
The title of the Conference was “Developing clinical skill labs”, which also gave room to the kick-off event of the project creating a national skill laboratory network in the framework of the EFOP-4.2.2-16-2017-00001 Skill Lab Development Project, to be realized through the consortial cooperation of the National Healthcare Supply Center, the University of Debrecen, the University of Pécs and the University of Szeged.
As a result of the project, it will be possible to train diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in real-life models and to introduce a unified training program at the three universities and at 16 county-level teaching hospitals.
InSimu was invited by the organizers to run interactive workshops in 3 etaps during the Conference for medical professionals from teaching hospitals that came to participate in the conference to show how it could be used effectively to improve medical education by organizing 20-minute diagnostic competitions - with 4 virtual patients waiting to be diagnosed - for the participants in each session.
The general feedback that InSimu Patient app received from the competition participants was that it fits well into the scope of skill labs as it simulates real-life cases and real clinical experience and gives the freedom of its user to order any diagnostic tests to achieve the final diagnosis. Acquiring complex thinking is essential in modern clinical work, therefore InSimu Patent app has a huge potential yet to exploit.
This unique opportunity to be part of the Simulation Conference and running our own workshops proved that InSimu diagnostic competitions can be as exciting in professional conferences as it was in any events already run by medical student organizations.
We are really looking forward to participate in similar events in the future!