A high-tech new mannequin is taking center stage on one university campus here in the Valley. It’s a device that’s training a new generation of doctors to deliver babies.
Meet Victoria. The University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix is the only site in the Southwest receiving the “Victoria” birthing simulator.
“This is a mannequin that does everything from a normal vaginal delivery, to coding, to having a seizure,” says says Dr. Maria Mariquez. “It lets us train the student in a controlled environment so that when they are a participant in an actual delivery or during their residency, they had an opportunity to practice some very scary episodes but ones that happened in a controlled environment.”