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Redefining Neonatal Education and Training

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

McAdams Research Group

Learn how McAdams Research Group at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is working with Acadicus to transcend traditional boundaries in neonatal education with virtual reality (VR) simulation.

Safe & Repetitive

Practice makes perfect.

  Learners can safely repeat scenarios, ensuring they’re equipped to handle real-world challenges.

☑  Dynamic Participation: Rather than passive observation, VR encourages active involvement. This ensures a deeper understanding and retention of the material.

☑  Reflective Feedback: After the virtual sessions, learners can revisit their experiences. This introspection, combined with expert feedback, paves the way for continuous improvement.

Physicians in neonatal ICU
Neonatal resuscitation bay
VR Neonatal resuscitation bay

Immersive Learning Environments

Digital twin replicas of physical spaces

These images show a physical environment that was 3D scanned and replicated into the Acadicus environment where virtual simulations are conducted.

Global Collaboration

Breaking geographical barriers.

In collaboration with Dr. Sarah Trinh, a Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellow, this project spearheaded VR simulation projects both in Madison and Vietnam.

Dr. Sarah Trinh
Madison VR Simulation
Ho Chi Minh VR Simulation
Dr. Ryan McAdams

About Dr. Ryan M. McAdams

Dr. Ryan M. McAdams is a neonatologist in Madison, Wisconsin an Associate Professor and Division Chief for the University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery, and a faculty member in the Division of Global Pediatrics.  Through research, scholarship, and clinical work, he is committed to providing the best care to every baby everywhere so they can survive and thrive.

“I feel that every baby everywhere deserves the best care to allow them to survive and thrive.

As a neonatologist and a painter, I promote Advocacy, Research, and Teaching as part of the ART of medicine. Inequities in healthcare have a negative impact on neonates and their families worldwide. I am committed to partnering with people in our community and globally to work on ways to eliminate healthcare inequities and improve neonatal care.”

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