Harvard Medical School Simulation Lab

During the summer of 2006, I was at the Tosteson Medical Education Center in the simulation lab for Harvard Medical School. I worked with life-like Human Patient Simulators, assisting doctors set up scenarios for medical students (like introducting ventricular tachycardia to the patient and seeing how the medical students responded).

I was also responsible for retrofitting the lab's audio/video capabilities to facilitate remote monitoring of students in the lab. Toward the end of the summer, first-year medical school students assumed I was a doctor, so I showed them how to take a pulse, blood O2 level, and how to install ECG leads on their bodies.

I had the pleasure of working with Nancy Oriol, James Gordon, Wayne Stathopoulos, and Suresh Venkatan.


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