Our New Partnership Brings PCS Spark Virtual Patients to Canadian EMT and Nursing Students Nationwide

Oct 26, 2021 11:00:00 AM · 1 min read

PCS announced today a landmark agreement with The Colleges and Institutes of Canada (CICan) and Sim Canada that will bring PCS Spark access to thousands of Canadian EMT and Nursing students as part of the Virtu-Wil project. In accordance with the agreement, PCS will develop in coordination with educators across Canada, innovative digital patient scenarios that leverage the latest in AI-technologies.

“This initiative creates sustainable, collaborative partnerships among post-secondary institutions, employers, students and suppliers to develop, implement and distribute much needed virtual simulation opportunities.” as stated by Tim Willett of Simulation Canada.

“We’re thrilled to be working with some of the brightest educators in Canada to bring their digital patient vision to PCS Spark.” said Balazs Moldovanyi, CEO of PCS. “This is truly a first of its kind initiative and we can’t wait to see the positive implications it will have on students across Canada.”

The Virtu-WIL initiative helps address the challenges of clinical placements impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by creating new and innovative virtual ways for healthcare students in nursing, medical laboratory sciences, and paramedicine to acquire competencies and make valuable connections with employers.

About PCS & PCS Spark Virtual Patients

PCS is a technology first healthcare simulation company that is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. They develop, market and sell PCS Spark, the most advanced virtual patient platform for healthcare learners of all disciplines.

PCS Spark includes the following scenarios which can be utilized across nursing, EMT, and other healthcare disciplines:

  • Acute Headache
  • Chest Pain
  • COVID-19
  • Seeking Antibiotics
  • COPD
  • Insomnia (Depression)
  • Inclusive Sexual Health
  • Bullying
  • Confusion (acute renal failure)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Respiratory Distress Child & Mother
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • GERD
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Diabetes Follow Up

PCS Spark helps nursing, EMT, and medical students practice patient interviewing, improve critical thinking skills, build diagnostic competency, and strengthen clinical judgement skills with our simulated real-world case scenarios and AI-powered virtual patients..

Interested in Seeing Our Medical Simulation Technology in Action? Try PCS’s Free Virtual Patients.

Through natural conversation-based AI, PCS Spark is enhancing the learning experience for healthcare students across numerous countries. We offer countless predefined and custom case scenarios crafted by our team of physicians, industry experts and former standardized patient educators—and we’ve made three of our PCS Spark cases available for anyone to try with absolutely zero commitment. 

Screen Shot 2021-09-21 at 1.36.08 PMExperience PCS Spark just as students would by interviewing one of the available patients and performing a physical. When you’re done, we’re standing by to answer any of your questions.

Try PCS Virtual Patients 

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