St. John's University and Perspectus Partner to Transform Health Sciences Education

Dr. Tod Clapp demonstrates the Perspectus platform. (Photo: Business Wire)

NEW YORK--()--St. John's University, a renowned university known for its commitment to providing excellence in education, is proud to announce a new partnership with Perspectus, a Colorado-based leader in virtual reality (VR) technology. This collaboration will transform how future healthcare professionals are educated and trained, equipping St. John's students with patented, cutting-edge tools that have been proven to enhance their understanding of the human body and prepare them for the future of healthcare.

Virtual reality has emerged as a game-changer in various industries, with the proven potential to improve and expand access to healthcare training. The partnership between St. John's and Perspectus will bring this transformative technology directly into the hands of health sciences students, providing them greater access to a highly engaging, immersive and more profound educational experience.

Simon Geir Møller, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at St. John's, expressed his enthusiasm for this exciting development, stating, "Our strategic partnership with Perspectus represents a major leap forward in our uncompromised commitment to delivering top-tier health education to our students. By integrating virtual reality into our curriculum and the overall student experience, we are ensuring that our students have the most advanced and effective tools to learn about the human body and master cutting-edge medical technology."

The key objectives of this partnership include:

  1. Enhanced Learning: Perspectus’ patented, immersive VR software will allow students to explore the intricacies of the human body in a realistic and interactive environment. Research proves that this virtual learning environment deepens student understanding of anatomy, physiology, and medical procedures – specifically the ability to infinitely scale actual patient medical scans and walk inside and around anatomical structures.
  2. Advanced Skill Development: Students will have the opportunity to practice and refine their clinical skills in a risk-free virtual setting. This will better prepare them to work with patients and advanced medical technology in real-world healthcare settings.
  3. Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Expanded Access: The collaboration between St. John's and Perspectus will foster interdisciplinary cooperation among students and faculty, enabling a holistic approach to health education. It will also cost-effectively expand access to three-dimensional study across health sciences.

Steve Tober, CEO of Perspectus, shared his excitement about the partnership, stating, "We are proud to join forces with St. John's, a renowned institution dedicated to producing top-quality healthcare professionals. Together, we will empower students to excel in their studies and prepare them for a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape."

As the world continues to evolve, the demand for healthcare professionals with advanced skills and knowledge is greater than ever. St. John's collaboration with Perspectus reaffirms its commitment to producing graduates who are at the forefront of healthcare innovation.

This partnership is poised to redefine healthcare education, and the benefits will extend far beyond the campus walls of St. John's. As students graduate and enter the healthcare workforce, they will bring with them a unique skill set, making a positive impact on patient care and the healthcare industry as a whole.

For further information on this exciting partnership and its impact on medical education, please contact: Erick Miranda at

About St. John’s University

St. John’s University is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic University founded in 1870 by the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians), with its main campus located in Queens, NY. St. John’s University also has campuses and locations on Staten Island and in Manhattan, NY; in Rome, Italy; in Paris, France; and in Limerick, Ireland.

St. John’s University is comprised of six Schools and Colleges, including the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies; St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; The Peter J. Tobin College of Business (including the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science); The School of Education; and the School of Law.

As of Fall 2023, the University has more than 1,400 full-time and part-time faculty; more than 15,500 undergraduate students; and 3,992 graduate students who come from 44 states and 118 countries. St. John’s offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, including 16 doctoral programs.


Erick Miranda


Erick Miranda