A team of second- and third-year students from the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) will represent the US and compete in the 1st International Virtual Patient Challenge, powered by Body Interact, at the Somesics – Sociedad Mexicana de Simulación en Ciencias de la Saludon virtual conference on Friday, September 4.
This international event will bring together winning teams from around the globe to compete in a fully virtual patient simulation challenge. As with in-person simulation competitions, during virtual patient challenges, student teams are presented with emergent clinical scenarios that require medical knowledge, clinical skills, teamwork and communication to save the simulated patient. The ACOM student team, named Cotard’s Delusionals, previously participated in and won the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) national virtual patient challenge this spring. As winners of the AMSA competition, they were contacted to represent the US in the international competition. Other international competing teams include Mexico, Kosovo, India, Portugal and Japan.