I saw an example of some "feedback" models that they use in some med schools for surgery. This supplants much of the pig and monky operations and gets the students ready for their actual attempts at living tissues.
The costs and difficulty in acquiring living tissue has given some med schools a pause to insert a lot of technology up front so that gross clinical observations can be taught uniformly and without wsting pecious cadavers and tissue samples.
Theres really nothing wrong with using technology and, like the growth of modelling outputs and CGI capabilitioes, weve come a really long way in less than 10 years. I recall that , 10 years ago,CGI representations of various tissues and textures were poor to middling . Now, think about how the artists can render stuff like hair and skin just for movies.
As far as process modelling, many subjects now use fishnet (finite element) modelling to show 3D representations of structure, movement, and expansion speed. The power that we have in desktops can make modelling available to all kinds of technicians.
Any system that can be described mathematically, can be modeled. The finer the modelling, the more iterative functions involved. Its so easy to do models of many natural systems on a step by step basis. These kinds of models took huge computers 20 years ago, They took mainframes until about 15 years ago. Now, any kid with 4 terabytes of HD can run many "SYM" functions and natural (including biological" systems.
MY only concern, and Ive seen it happen in my field. The kids start losing touch with the calculus functions and linear algebra that got them there.