Brain-based metrics for Medical Student tasks
Protocol: STUDY00004879
Full Title
Brain-based metrics for prolonged field care (PFC) tasks
This study enrolls medical students. The goal of the study is to learn if measurements we take through brain imaging, video, and eye tracking can show the difference between experts and novices when they do emergency medical tasks.

Participation involves completing up to 15 visits over 3 weeks, each lasting ~45 minutes, completing up to 3 tests separated by 8 weeks each, and training on a fundamental prolonged field care task. Visits take place at the UB Downtown Campus.

Technical Description

This study will test the following hypothesis: Objective metrics based on fNIRS, videos, and eye-tracking, individually and in combination, can distinguish between experts and novices performing PFC tasks. Moreover, the same metrics can differentiate and classify skill transfer, with higher accuracy than checklists.
Compensation: Yes
Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
-Adults ages 18+.
-Are a medical student practicing physician with experience in emergency medicine or prolonged field care skills OR do not have experience with emergency medicine or prolonged field care tasks.
-Are able to stand continuously for 20 minutes.
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: LORA CAVUOTO
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