Duquesne University’s new medical school will have virtual anatomy tech and simulation hospital

PITTSBURGH — A typical day for a student in the first class of Duquesne University’s in-the-works College of Osteopathic Medicine might include walking into a classroom and seeing a five-foot-tall, 3D virtual heart beating.

This kind of virtual learning will be commonplace at the new medical school, which is set to be constructed by December 2022 and welcome its first class of students in the fall 2023 semester.

John Kauffman, the founding dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, said the school will be a very high-tech space. He said the students will use HoloLens mixed reality technology and the Cleveland Clinic Medical School’s virtual anatomy software.

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