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Jerry J

- Research Program Mentor

DO candidate at New York Institute of Technology


Human anatomy, human physiology and pathophysiology, technological and pharmacological advancements in medicine, psychology of learning, use of technology in education, and techniques in pencil and digital drawing


My name is Jerry Jose and I am from New York. I graduated from Macaulay Honors at Brooklyn College in 2018 with a degree in Biology and Psychology. I am currently a fourth-year medical student at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. I started college as a pre-medical student and gained teaching experience through Peer Health Exchange, which is a program that allows college students to teach high school students about health. As a child, I loved drawing, and it has played a big part in my life in one way or another. In medical school, I was able to intertwine my love for art and my passion for science and education. I was accepted to a program that gave me the opportunity to conduct research and teach other medical students. I explored the possibility of using virtual reality as an educational tool and designed 3D digital models of neuroanatomical structures for students to interact with and learn from. I aim to continue intertwining technology, art, and medicine to bring something new to the field of medical education.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Using virtual reality as an educational tool to learn cardiac anatomy and its effect on exam scores

This project will focus on the outcomes of gamifying the learning environment. The use of technology to enhance learning has evolved through the years. The gamification of education is a very broad topic. In order to make this research project more specific, it will focus on the use of virtual reality to learn cardiac anatomy and its effect on student exam scores. There will be two groups, students using virtual reality to study cardiac anatomy (experimental group) and students studying using traditional methods (control group). Both groups will take a standardized quiz at the end, and their scores will be statistically analyzed to identify any significant findings. The results of this study will give us further insight into whether the visual and interactive nature of virtual reality will enhance the consolidation of memory and impact learning in a significant way.

Languages I know

Malayalam (fluent) and Hindi (conversational)

Teaching experience

In college, I was involved in Peer Health Exchange as a health educator, teaching health related topics to high school students in Brooklyn. In medical school, I spent an extra year teaching anatomy, clinical skills, and a few lectures to first and second year medical students. I also spent that year working on a virtual reality neuroanatomy educational tool, which students used to practice their neuroanatomy skills.


Work experience

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (2021 - 2021)
Academic Medicine Scholar


Brooklyn College (CUNY)
BA Bachelor of Arts (2018)
Biology and Psychology
New York Institute of Technology
MS Master of Science candidate
Master of Science in Academic Medicine
New York Institute of Technology
DO Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine candidate

Completed Projects

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