At the University of Alberta, occupational therapy students can use virtual reality to practice before their clinical exams. According to teachers, it allows to decrease anxiety and help them to get better results.
Now with the virtual reality program, students can experience the entire process — from opening the room door to diagnosing a patient — without leaving the lab. Instead of traditional actors playing standardized patients, the virtual program has multiple virtual patients, modeled using real actors and artificial intelligence, for students to practice different parts of the exam and get feedback on their performance.
Source: ‘World of possibilities’: Virtual reality helps U of A students battle exam anxiety | Vancouver Sun