Category Archives: Virtual reality medical training

Oxford University partners with Oxford Medical Simulation to transform medical education.

The world’s leading medical school is embracing state of the art virtual reality software to push student’s learning to new heights. Oxford University has partnered with Oxford Medical Simulation to train medical students using virtual reality. Students can now practice medical emergencies using true to life virtual scenarios without risking patients’ lives.  The technology, developed […]

Oxford Medical Simulation founders invited to Number 10 Downing Street in recognition of contribution to diabetes training

On Monday, 24th June 2019, Oxford Medical Simulation (OMS) was invited to Number 10 Downing Street in recognition of their work to improve care for people with diabetes. The NHS England diabetes team are working with Oxford Medical Simulation to train doctors using virtual reality. Using VR headsets, doctors can now practice in simulated medical […]

Oculus Rift S Updates: what do they mean for Virtual Reality simulation? 

Healthcare professional trying out virtual reality medical simulation on the Rift S

For the past few weeks we’ve been avidly testing out the latest Oculus Rift S kit. The new hardware’s inside-out tracking shows the progression of VR technology and can only mean better, more exciting things for the world of healthcare simulation.  So, what’s changed?  The most significant difference between the new Rift S model and […]

Six Ways Virtual Reality will Affect You in Six Years Time

We look at the ways in which virtual reality will impact our daily lives in the future. At Oxford Medical Simulation we are constantly investigating the impact of virtual reality in healthcare training and simulation. Throughout our discussions with students, clinicians, educators and simulation professionals it’s clear there is a huge appetite for VR to […]

The Joy of VR: what we learned when the leading virtual reality healthcare minds gathered in Los Angeles

We attended the Virtual Medicine conference at Cedars Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles where we joined leaders in the virtual reality healthcare space to discuss the latest developments – and applications – of VR in patient care and medical education. Oxford Medical Simulation (OMS) was proud to join other leading thinkers excited about the […]

Oxford University uses virtual reality to power blended learning and boost medical student education

Students at Oxford University use virtual reality simulation to augment medical student education. Blended learning combines traditional learning techniques with interactive, digital resources to optimise student engagement. This practice can be particularly effective within the context of medical education – where students are required to absorb vast amounts of complex practical and conceptual knowledge. With […]