NewWorld Clinic

Home of the NewWorld Initiative for Clinician Education

Dedicated to the development of effective educational methods for improving the communication skills of healthcare professionals.



About SLICE2

Please note that this site was formerly known as "Second Life Initiative for Clinician Education" or "SLICE2". The name has been updated to be inclusive of all virtual environments in which educational activities are being developed.

In World Links

New World (Clinician Education) Pier Campus (Second Life Grid)
Health Behavior Research Center (Second Life Grid)
Second Cup Cafe (Second Life Grid)

Educational Events in Second Life

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Related Sites

New World Learning - Dedicated to the development of effective educational methods using virtual environments and simulations.
Gottalot2learn - Medical Education Blog from Gerald R. Stapleton
Virtual Healthcare Learning Community - A group of healthcare professionals and educators exploring the use of virtual environments for healthcare education

About NewWorld Clinic / New World Learning and are sister sites founded independently by Gerald R. Stapleton who is also Director for Distance Education for the Department of Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. The twin sites are intended to further discussion regarding the development of educational methods that utilize virtual environments. The New World Clinic site is especially focused on tools to improve communication skills for healthcare professionals. Interested individuals are welcome to join and participate in either or both sites. The founder reserves the right to delete postings that are inappropriate for a professional discussion of educational methods.

Blog Posts

New Community Site

Dear Members of the NewWorld Clinic Community,

Thank you so much for your participation in the NewWorld Clinic Community.  I would like to invite you to join me on our related site found at "" where you will find current information on our activities focused on learning in virtual environments.  This is where you will also find a link to create an account on The Health Grid, an OpenSim based virtual environment for learning.  Hope to see you all there…


Posted by Gerald Stapleton on September 2, 2014 at 6:58pm

Journal of Virtual Worlds and Education

The Center for Virtual Worlds Education and Research has just published the first volume of the Journal of Virtual Worlds and Education.  The journal includes a number of interesting studies on the effectiveness of education in virtual environments.  The first issue is available for free download as a pdf file from

Posted by Gerald Stapleton on December 30, 2010 at 1:56pm

GME (Residency Education) Discussion at ISTE

A group of University of Kentucky Second Life researchers and their colleagues will discuss their work using Second Life for medical resident education at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) speaker series in Second Life on Tuesday May 25. Thanks to Beth Kramer from UK for posting the following information regarding the presentation to the Second Life Education Listserv.

Title: The Doctor is In(world)

Venue: ISTE Island Auditorium:…


Posted by Gerald Stapleton on May 18, 2010 at 6:00pm

March Featured Citizen on 3rd Rock Grid - Margaret Czart

I was pleased to see that UIC's Margaret Czart is featured in this month's 3rd Rock Grid newsletter. Margaret is a doctoral student from the UIC School of Public Health who also works as a Research Assistant in the Department of Medical Education in the UIC College of Medicine. In Second Life, Margaret is Director of the Health Behavior Research Center, an Associate Director of the NewWorld Clinic, and a member of the Steering Committee for the Virtual Worlds Education…


Posted by Gerald Stapleton on March 24, 2010 at 12:42pm


one world,one community

how can be one hand allover the world and get benefits from each other for better future

Started by medo Mar 31, 2010.



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