The objective of this study was to develop online case-based anatomy learning modules and assess student perceptions of their educational effectiveness in cross-cultural cohorts represented by American and Turkish medical students. MRI scans of cadaveric cases were subjected to a workflow that enabled the development and delivery of online, extended reality (XR) case presentations. Learning activities were presented via Zoom to American medical students at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) (n= 78; 62% survey response rate) and Turkish medical students (n= 16; 100% survey response rate), who completed an optional survey to assess student opinion. A non-parametric Mann-Whitney U test was performed and data was reported as (median; min-max). Significant differences (two-tailed P) less than 0.05 were significant. Results revealed significant differences between JABSOM and Turkish student opinion regarding the online learning modules even though the activity was positively received by both cohorts. By Nicole A. Nakamatsu, Trevor Torigoe, Brandi Mikami, Jesse D. Thompson, Christopher Rettenmeier, Beth K. Lozanoff, Brock Kaya, Alice Smith, U-Young Lee, Gunes Aytac, and Scott K. Lozanoff
Nakamatsu, N.A., Torigoe, T., Mikami, B., Thompson, J.D., Rettenmeier, C., Lozanoff, B.K., Kaya, B., Smith, A., Lee, U., Aytac, G. & Lozanoff, S.K. (2021, April). Cross-cultural classroom: Assessing student opinion of online, case-based learning modules, utilizing MRI and XR technology, in American and Turkish medical students. Poster session presented at the Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.