MPathic-VR II

(Modeling Professional Attitudes and Teaching Humanistic Communication in Virtual Reality, Phase II)



Medical Cyberworlds, University of Michigan, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia


May 2013 - May 2015


MPathic-VR is a virtual patient educational system for training communication skills.


This collaborative project was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services for the purposes of creating a virtual system for training and assessing complex communication skills in healthcare, using high-fidelity virtual patients.

My role was to assist with scenario script writing and refinement with regard to learning objectives. I eventually spun this work into my PhD dissertation, by comparing the effects of narrative and didactic performance feedback on learning and retention of intercultural communication skills.