The Ann Myers Medical Center

The Ann Meyers Medical Center

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aims to educate medical students and nurses in the virtual environment of Second Life. In regular meetings, students can learn from educators through interactive and clearly visualized case presentations. Regularly there are speeches on several topics. Click here for more details and pictures.

AMMC also wants to make people more health aware, your body is your is important,AMMC wants you to become happy with your body and give it the best care possible!!

If you want to visit AMMC do use this link

The Ann Myers Medical Center (AMMC) was founded by Doctor Ann Buchanan. The center was named for her mother, Ann Myers. Dr. Ann’s mother suffers from a rare brain tumor, which should have taken her life numerous times. Ann Myers has a zest for life and an inner strength that have been a source of inspiration for Dr. Ann her entire life.
AMMC was created to test the possibilities of virtual training for First Life medical and nursing students. The goals of the AMMC are:

  • To assist students to become more proficient in initial exam history and physicals. The patient often reveals many important aspects of their disorder through their words if the physician takes the time to listen. In this fast-paced world, med students are not being appropriately trained to listen.
  • A second aspect to the history and physical for Dr. Ann is attempting to train her students to truly care for their patients. Dr. Ann teaches her First Life students that they can heal simply by listening and caring. She often states to her students, “Laying a hand on a patient’s shoulder and honestly listening can heal more than any medication you can prescribe for a person.”
  • AMMC is attempting to link telemetric builds (ECG, oxygen saturation machines, etc.) to real-time outputs via URLs. Thus, a student will right click on an ECG machine and be taken to a URL, where they will have to accurately diagnose the medical issue through analysis of telemetric outputs.
  • In conjunction, we will be assisting students to become more proficient in the analysis of MRI s, CT and X-rays.
  • AMMC will also be training Psychology students in various methodologies and treatment protocols, implementing Dr. Ann’s belief and research interest in psychoimmunobiology, the body’s ability to heal itself through the stimulation of the immune system to fight disease.

AMMC currently has a voluntary staff consisting of Psychologists, Hematologists, Oncologists, Radiologists, Cardiologists, Midwives, Emergency and Trauma Specialists, general physicians, interns, educators and several nurses. Since June 2007, AMMC teamed up with Sprott-Shaw college a Canadian college with a presence in Second life. Both AMMC as Sprott-Shaw college, have as mission to provide virtual training for First Life medical and nursing students, as well as enhance healthy living awareness and awareness for several medical conditions.


7 Responses to “The Ann Myers Medical Center”

  1. 1 Kiamei January 30, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Awesome job! I like the idea of “truly listening”. Have u ever heard of a German-American guy named Patch Adams? There’s also a movie based on his life. All his life (as a physician. That is), he wanted to be able to actually listen to patents and really see what they needed instead of just “doing what everyone else did”

    • 2 verazhaoying February 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm

      Ha Kiamei
      Yes that is an awesome movie and if i can find it i buy a clown nose 🙂
      Kiamei, when i started in AMMC, i was fresh in my linical period.
      At that time Dr Ann was still around and she learned me how to proper listen and in my case that was a challenge 🙂

      greetz Vera

      Kamei but AMMC is a good place to learn to listen

  2. 3 Akiko February 6, 2010 at 1:22 am

    yep definitely ! of course this place is a good place to learn to listen! i’ve watched patch adams like 7 times.. i watched it for the first time when i was 6

  3. 4 alenzad March 13, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Great health education center.1stly I congratulate Ann Myers sons who founded mega health education for publically in his mother memorial.

    • 5 verazhaoying March 13, 2010 at 5:20 pm

      greetings Alenzad

      This was a short comment and i do hope you can contact me in second life, if possible i like to meet you in (virtual) person.
      I am not sure to who you guve a compliment, in case it was for AMMC, thank you, and i will relay your compliment to the people who made this new version of AMMC possible.

      In your comment you mentioned Ann’s son and a health education center, i will most certainly go investigate this within Second life.

      regards Vera Zhaoying

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