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NYIT Uses Robots, Actors To Train Student Doctors

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Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

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Credit Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University has several ways to train student doctors on a variety of different medical scenarios.  Full size mannequins can be programmed to have different medical problems.  One can even give birth.   Also, NYIT hires standardized patients to help in training doctors.  Telling us more about this is the Director of Simulation Learning Matt Charnetski.  He tells how he first got started in this path.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

If you would like to apply to be a standardized patient, you can go apply here,  or email Amber Gibson at amber.gibson@nyit.edu.  

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.