BRI invites you to register for a scheduled tour of the Mercy Virtual Care Center. The care center is the world’s first telemedicine only institute. Telemedicine is one of the future fields of medicine. Telemedicine can potentially solve the rural physician shortage without compromising quality of care. We hope you are just as excited as we are to tour this new facility.
Spaces are limited to 20 students. We will confirm with the center coordinator the time and date after students register. If the time changes, we will try to accommodate all students registered. Final details will be sent out to registered students as soon as we confirm.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Katherine Nowak of the Mercy Virtual Care Center gave 16 students at Saint Louis University a tour of facility. The virtual care centre is located in Chesterfield Missouri and open 24 hours, 365 days a year. Students were excited to see the new frontier of telemedicine and critical care.
The tour was excellent. However, not many physicians are working there, which is made more noticeable by the size of the facility. Students did enjoy seeing the facility and seeing the applicability of telemedicine.” ~Maggie Wang, BRI-SLU chapter leader and event organizer
The virtual care centre presents a new model of health care for physicians. Doctors work part time at the care centre and at clinic. Students from Saint Louis Medical School saw a new way to manage the physician lifestyle.
We hope through this tour that we have broadened perspectives about the future of medical care.