Virtual reality (VR) is widely used in medical education, particularly to explore anatomy and surgical techniques. There is increasing interest in using this form of intervention for communication skills training.
This project will assess the feasibility and acceptability of using a VR training module exploring how clinicians navigate angry conversation. The findings from this exploratory study may help us develop further research and implementation.
Thirty final year medical students will take part and will either receive the VR intervention, or the same module content but based on a desktop application.
All participants will complete a set of questionnaires pre and post intervention which assess participant confidence, and self-belief in their communication skills, along with their use and acceptance of technology, to see how this relates to their experience of the module.The intervention is expected to last for 90 minutes and participants will take part once. They will receive a 25 pound voucher for taking part.