Dr. Melissa Wong is a physician in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Previously, she served as the associate residency program director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program where her specific focus was on incorporation of technology in resident learning and evaluation. To that end, she developed an E-POC (Electronic Point-Of-Care) evaluation system whereby attending physicians were able to use their smartphones to scan a badge buddy to evaluate learners immediately after surgery, clinic presentations, or in other learning environments. In addition, she worked with the psychology division at UCLA to develop a perceptual and adaptive learning module to teach fetal heart rate interpretation which showed marked improvement in learning over traditional lecture-based methods.
A technology nerd all her life, Dr. Wong's more recent focus has been on the use of virtual reality for pain management in labor and delivery. She is currently conducting the largest randomized controlled trial on the use of intrapartum VR and looks forward to sharing her experiences at the Virtual Medicine Conference.