Interesting article about medical simulation in this week's New York Times. I've seen and even had the chance to practice on some of these state-of-the-art dummies, and I have to say it's a pretty cool experience. I'm hoping that there will be plenty of opportunities to use this technology in med school.
However, as the column points out, it's one thing to intubate a plastic dummy. It's quite another to tube the combative, uncooperative patient trashing in the stretcher while high out of his mind.