As medical students, they bonded over geek culture. As physicians, they developed a learning game in which diseases manifest as monsters and antibiotics as powerful warriors.
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Learning from nerds
It was a geek field trip for Nerdcore Learning's Dr. Francis Kong (from left), Hon Wen Chong and Dr. Arun Mathews. The two doctors said they created "The Healing Blade" game to "speak to medical students like us -- intrigued with geek culture but are super excited about medicine and learning." Chong, a medical student, created the company's iPhone app.
Photos courtesy of nerdcore learning
Published April 26, 2010 - Copyright
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