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Software to Train Soft Skills


A medical startup by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals.

(L-R): CTO Zk Wong, CEO Maybelline Ooi, CMO Xuanny Ooi.

 

Co-founder of VIRTUAI Maybelline Ooi shares how virtual healthcare simulations are key to advancing training, especially in soft skills.

What should a doctor do if a patient and his family disagree on his care? How should a nurse react when receiving contradictory instructions? These are some scenarios that healthcare students and professionals could learn to handle through a desktop virtual reality programme created by National University of Singapore (NUS) healthcare spin-off VIRTUAI. 

The programme uses customisable single player and multiplayer scenarios to teach soft skills such as critical thinking, bedside manners and how to communicate effectively with others in multidisciplinary teams.

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