December 29, 2017By Lance Baily

Virtual Reality Training from Oxford Medical Simulation

More than ever before, HealthySim has noticed an uptake of virtual reality platforms providing medical training. The times are changing, and Oxford Medical Simulation is working to make sure they change for the better with their VR platform.

As a virtual reality simulation company, Oxford Medical Simulation can provide fully immersive, interactive medical scenarios using virtual reality – delivering the benefits of simulation in a consistently high quality, standardized, scalable model.

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Using Oculus Rift headsets participants are immersed in their high-fidelity emergency department with acutely unwell patients in true-to-life clinical scenarios. The environment, patient and other team members are fully interactive, with conversation and physiology adapting to actions and treatment.

The learner has to make a diagnosis, perform and interpret investigations, treat the patient and manage their team under pressure. Users then receive personalised feedback guided reflection and performance metrics.


  • OMS’s interactive, immersive simulations engage learners and ensure transfer of learning to practice.
  • Real life scenarios, pharmaceutical modelling and dynamic physiology ensure clinical accuracy and learner engagement.
  • Immediate intelligent feedback consolidates knowledge, while gamification encourages repetition to improve performance.
  • Feedback is customisable by institution ensuring seamless integration with training requirements.
  • A full metrics and analytics systems allow users and institutions to track access and improvements over time.
  • This scaleable, learner-guided approach integrates simulation into everyday practice to improve patient safety and quality of care

Current scenarios

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Included initial scenarios target sepsis, helping institutions ensure their staff recognize and treat a condition that leads to 8 million deaths per year. Their platform is scalable and customizable to institutions’ needs and we are open to collaborations on content to meet requirements.


In surgery, virtual reality has been shown to “decrease injury, increase speed of operations and improve overall outcomes”, whilst in medicine virtual reality has proved effective in training resuscitation, communication skills, critical thinking and clinical decision-making.

Independent research carried out on Oxford Medical Simulation’s sepsis scenarios demonstrates significant performance clinical improvement between scenarios and 93% of users feeling our VR scenarios improved their patient care.

Try it!

This system has been designed by clinicians, sim professionals and instructional designers to train the decision-making skills that improve performance and patient safety. For further information or to arrange a trial please contact their team!

Learn more at the Oxford Med Sim Website!

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