In BurntOut, a medical student entering clinical training experiences a series of interactive scenarios including study, clinical duties, professional development, diet, and exercise, and social activities. The player encounters problems of hunger, stress, preparedness, and hygiene and makes choices that achieve health and resiliency.
Medical students, faculty or healthcare providers who support or counsel medical students
Physician burnout is an issue for both provider and patient; it starts in medical school. If addressed early in medical training, future doctors can recognize poor coping strategies and develop resilience to the stresses of clinical practice and provide high-quality care. In VR, they experience the outcomes of a poor choice in a safe, fictional environment.