A Canadian Press article describes how UBC and other Canadian medical schools have been increasingly adopting new technologies, including video games and robots, to teach the next generation of doctors.
Dave Lampron, Director of Technology Enabled Learning in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, explained how the curriculum now includes interactive web lessons, including a computer game program with virtual patients. The program provides hands-on training to better prepare students for real life situations.
The Faculty of Medicine is also using technology to make distributed medical education a reality. UBC launched the first distributed medical education program in Canada, designed to fully train students in communities across the province where they may one day practice. A robust information technology system allows instructors and students in several disparate locations to interact, whether they are in urban or rural areas throughout British Columbia.