Carle Ambassadors
September 28, 2021

Carle Illinois medical student realizes potential in new Carle Ambassadors Program

  • By Beth Hart

A new mentorship program at Carle Health gives Carle Illinois College of Medicine students early access to a professional guide as they navigate the challenges of medical school. The Carle Ambassadors Program matches first-year medical students with faculty to mentor them as they learn about Carle’s clinical, educational, and research missions. The 47 new medical students who started this summer at Carle Illinois is the first class to participate in the program, providing them greater […]

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June 24, 2021

Doing VR Right: Carle Illinois pairs case-based teaching with new technology to advance medical education

  • By Beth Hart

Virtual reality can improve student mastery of difficult medical concepts when VR is strategically incorporated into case-based teaching, according to new research by an academic team at Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Teaching Associate Professor Roberto Galvez and a team of Carle Illinois faculty members set out to study the value of VR as a tool to improve medical student learning. “Everyone in higher education is talking about using VR for educational activities because it is […]