From Myrtle Beach Online:
Gone are the days when the first time a doctor treats a wound or performs a tracheotomy is on a live patient.
Students at the University of South Carolina’s new medical school in Greenville, which is opening this month, will work on realistic human simulators that breathe, have heart beats and give birth. Computer programs and teachers rate the students’ performance on the artificial patients.
“This gives us an opportunity to train the next generation of doctors differently,” said Brenda Thames, vice president of academics at Greenville Hospital System, which has teamed with USC on the new medical school.
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