Virtual Reality in Medical Education Certificate Course | NYU Langone Health

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Institute for Innovations in Medical Education Programs Virtual Reality in Medical Education Certificate Course

Virtual Reality in Medical Education Certificate Course

Virtual reality (VR) is poised to transform how we teach and learn in education. This course immerses you in ways to harness the potential of this technology. Immersive computing, in the form of VR, reduces barriers to mastering spatial relations in three dimensions, expands data visualization techniques, and offers on-demand simulation possibilities. Through VR, users can participate in clinically relevant simulations, tap into previously inaccessible locations and experiences, and encourage active experiential learning.

Participants who attend the two-day session earn a Virtual Reality in Medical Education Certificate from the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education and are eligible for continuing medical education credits.

No prior knowledge of VR is necessary. This course is currently free to NYU Langone faculty.

Session Dates

Our 2020 sessions were held in September and October. We will provide information about our 2021 sessions as soon as they’re available.

Course Content

The course covers the history of immersive computing focused on VR, as well as current and future VR applications in education. You also receive hands-on experience with various VR platforms.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you are equipped to do the following:

  • identify current VR technology trends
  • manipulate several VR devices
  • navigate through a virtual world
  • outline techniques to manipulate interfaces in VR
  • evaluate the best uses for the technology in practice
  • understand the development pipeline for VR
  • guide learners in a VR experience
  • design appropriate learning experiences in VR
  • create content for VR

Course Faculty and Location

Greg Dorsainville, MPS, manager, AR/VR, leads hands-on, active learning sessions in a cutting-edge classroom and innovation room located at NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Sid and Ruth Lapidus Health Sciences Library, 550 First Avenue in Manhattan, ground floor.

This certificate program is reserved for NYU Langone faculty. Space is limited.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, contact us at 212-263-6409 or email Greg Dorsainville, MPS, at