Guetterman Published in Journal of Medical Internet Research

Tim GuttermanTimothy C. Guetterman, PhD, associate professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate School, recently had an article, “Medical Students’ Experiences and Outcomes Using a Virtual Human Simulation to Improve Communication Skills: Mixed Methods Study“, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The article reports the results of analysis of differential effects of a virtual human simulation to improve healthcare providers skills in empathic provider-patient and inter-professional communication. Data analyzed from a randomized controlled trial with 410 medical students found higher performers tended to be more aware, nonverbal communication and had higher motivation to learn more about communication.