April 2, 2019

News Mentions: WSJ article on virtual patient technology in medical communication training

A recent Wall Street Journal Article draws on work from a team of researchers in U-M Family Medicine

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Frederick Kron, M.D.adjunct research assistant professor, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on the use of new virtual and simulation technology to teach more effective and empathetic doctor-patient communication and understanding. Kron leads the development of M-PATHIC, medical training software that employs virtual patients in real-life clinical scenarios. Together with Michael D. Fetters, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., professor, and Timothy C. Guetterman, Ph.D., M.A., assistant professor, the M-PATHIC team has designed technology to teach and evaluate health professionals' skills in empathy and interpersonal communication. 

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