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Simulators let doctors practice on fake patients at New Orleans health center

New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 13, 2008

The new LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans has the latest in simulation technology to give medical professionals an opportunity to build confidence, train, and practice before encountering actual patients. The technology is comparable to flight simulators used by airline pilots, and is a "pioneering, whole new way of training physicians," said Alan Levine, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.