Presented on Friday, August 14, 2020

During this webinar, Dr. Buitron shared two educational learning experiences that were developed, implemented and studied at Boston University Medical Center to teach about social determinants of health using virtual reality and 3D immersive technology. He discussed the gaps that these interventions were trying to fill, challenges that facilitators faced during their implementation and preliminary results of our analysis.

During this webinar we discussed:

  • Development and implementation of an interdisciplinary Virtual Reality simulated learning experience to improve student collaboration and knowledge of social determinants of health.
  • Development and implementation of a poverty simulator using 3D immersive technology for first year medical students.

Presented by:

Pablo Buitron de la Vega, MD, MSc

Dr. Buitron is a general internist and preventive medicine provider with a longstanding interest in patients’ attitudes and beliefs about health, health care, and their health-related social needs (HRSN). He provides clinical care to a majority Hispanic patient, an underserved population in healthcare. Dr. Buitron is also Program Director of the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Preventative Medicine Residency and an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He is the clinical lead for THRIVE, a clinical strategy that systematically screens for HRSN in all patients that present to primary care and refers them to resources when requested, at Boston Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Buitron is passionate about patient-centered communication and using mind mapping to develop interventions that can improve communication between patients and their health care providers.

Note: A confirmation email will be sent to you before the webinar. We will include the webinar links and documents that will be included in the email.

Hosted by the National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health


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