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Virtual reality allows students to engage multiple senses in a three-dimensional computer-generated environment. In the case of medical simulation, it raises your blood pressure and makes you think. It gives you a more real-life experience than sitting there looking at something that’s 2D. It speaks to the dizziness that some people get when they experience virtual reality the first few times. Their senses aren’t ready for it. Basically, it brings a simulated environment to life so students don’t just see something, but also experience it. As EMS students come out of their classes, there needs to be a lot of patient contact before those new medics really gain some expertise at their job. I think that with virtual reality, you can experience more patients more often and therefore feel more prepared because you’ve seen all this stuff and you’ve done all this stuff in virtual reality. I just think that it better prepares somebody to face the realism of being in the field and seeing a real patient.