Arroyo highlights that continuing medical education is important, since innovations are constant and if a specialist’s training ended several years ago, they need new training to know how to use the tools at their disposal.
“VR simulation helps you not have to go to a special course with synthetic bones and repeat many times until you learn the technique. In addition, it reduces costs and will allow more specialists to have access, which is why we seek to democratize continuous medical education”, the doctor mentions.
On the other hand, Laura Ortiz, manager of Professional Education for Johnson & Johnson MedTech Mexico, affirms that these innovations are the future in the educational and surgical field to raise the level of hospital care.
“We seek to establish connections between science and technology to combine surgical ideas with great technological proposals that help us offer more options for the patient”, he comments.
The concept of video games stigmatizes technology
To raise awareness of the technology and increase its use, Arroyo describes VR in the medical field as a video game. But this concept has generated reluctance on the part of some specialists, although for her it is not a matter of age and it has more benefits for medical institutions, since it complements face-to-face training and not so much is spent on synthetic bones.