Are Games the Solution for Medical Training of Millennials (and Everyone Else)
The panel highlights concepts and examples related to the potential of challenging and engaging game experiences to aid medical and health skills development. The talk reviews evidence that well designed games can confer problem solving skills and effect change in knowledge, attitude, confidence, and skills. Successful games borrow established design and development standards from the entertainment game industry as seen in first-person shooter games, mystery games, or a find-and-seek (e.g., Pokeman Go) games. Successful game design and development strategies focus on user experience, choice, exploration, self-expression, creativity, matching challenge with skills, receiving feedback, and expanding social connections through communication with other players.
Reference: Tanner Bradley. Are Games the Solution for Medical Training of Millennials (and Everyone Else). Medicine X | Ed; 2017 April 22; Stanford University.
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