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- Timothy Guetterman, Ph.D., M.A.
Dr. Timothy Guetterman shares his team's research on the use of virtual humans to assess medical residents' communication skills. He describes the development of virtual human technology and the results of the study. This is one of the first studies in the nation to use virtual humans to assess communication skills.
"I'm a research methodologist, which means I study how we do research,...I'm interested in health communication and how we can better train people to communicate in the healthcare setting and also how we can measure that. I think this research is really interesting because we're using virtual humans —this advanced technology where you can not only hear ways to communicate, but you can actually practice and interact with a virtual human." —Timothy Guetterman, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine.
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