Virtual Simulation News

John “Pathfinder” Lester Joins Acadicus Team

We’re excited to welcome John “Pathfinder’ Lester to the Acadicus team as Director of Community and Business Development.


John has worked in software development, online communities, immersive learning and multiuser virtual worlds for over 20 years. He’s led projects and teams from startups to Fortune 100 companies, and his background includes neuroscience research, medical informatics, 3d multiuser virtual worlds and knowledge management.

John developed the first online patient support communities and immersive medical education platforms at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and he led the development of education initiatives in Second Life at Linden Lab. He brings deep experience in cultivating online learning communities and designing multiuser 3d and VR-based experiences for education and professional development. 

As Director of Community and Business Development at Acadicus, John supports and cultivates the success of our expanding community of instructors and educational content creators. His focus includes facilitating collaboration among our core customers and developing new relationships that will expand the Acadicus ecosystem of shared content and simulations.

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Additional Resources

Virtual Nursing Simulation

A library of virtual nursing simulations, scenarios, environments, characters and equipment are being developed. Access demo simulations for free in Acadicus.

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EMS Content

This virtual medical simulation content pack aligns with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training and education activities.

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ECG Content

This content pack contains everything needed to conduct ECG lead placement training through virtual simulation. Accessible in VR or non-VR.

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Human Muscular System

The human muscular visualization pack is now available for use in Acadicus, in VR or non-VR, for live or recorded lessons.

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Heart Block Visualization

The Heart Block virtual visualization asset includes an interactive 3D model with 4 different blocks, selected from an interactive interface.

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Acadicus comes with a library of characters that can be used to stage a wide variety of simulation scenarios that can be manipulated with Sim Manager.

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Within the environment, characters, equipment and other assets can be added to the scene depending on the scenario.

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Human Anatomy

These 3D virtual anatomy assets and more are available in Acadicus and can be used to create immersive virtual healthcare education experiences.

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Veterinary Anatomy

The Veterinary Anatomy asset pack contains canine, feline and equine (dog, cat and horse) anatomy for virtual remote education.

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