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USC Standard Patient Awarded Gold Medal at 2015 Serious Play Conference

June 29, 2015

The USC Standard Patient project won a gold medal in the Healthcare category of the the 2015 Serious Play Awards. This recognition program honors outstanding titles that deliver a high quality of engagement and measurable training or learning opportunities. The Virtual Standard Patient project allows doctors in training to talk to the virtual patients, get realistic responses, and then receive feedback with an automated report on how they can keep improving. The technology works through web browsers and has a free online community where medical and other clinical educators can create new patients. Funded by the Defense Department, it is hoped that this new artificial intelligence-based technology will make medical education less expensive and improve patient safety.

The award was announced at the 5th Annual Serious Play Conference,  a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning.