One of the highlights of my visit was learning about the university's cut suits people can wear to simulate the look, feel, and smell (yes, smell!) of a traumatic injury. It ends up providing a realistic training experience for students. Some of the features seem really intriguing. Interchangeable organs with variable wound patterns? Get out of town! Customizable wounds? Whoa! Reparable skin and organs? Heck yeah!
... Seriously, it is a great training tool, something the Army already uses.
The main highlight, though, was seeing an organization so committed to promoting awareness of sexual assault, cultivating a culture of safety and respect, and training medical professionals to treat the whole person, not just a patient's physical illness. I was encouraged students were asking questions about ways to provide emotional and psychological comfort to patients, screening for trauma compassionately, and looking out for warning signs of trauma and abuse.
If you've experienced emotional or psychological trauma, what skills do you wish your physician had?