While COVID-19 restrictions are in place, practicing freezing can be difficult to come by. In lieu of on-site practice, utilize the latest Virtual Reality technology and practice vitrification from the comfort of your own home with CryoVR from Purdue. No need to worry about lab safety!
When users are back in the lab at the centers, schedule your supervised practice with the user office or appointed user coordinator. This can be scheduled during the same session as the demonstration. During supervised practice, center staff will be present the full session to provide feedback and answer questions with the goal that you can pass the practical test for independence with no assistance. The number of supervised practice sessions will be tailored to the user, and if necessary, more than one session can be scheduled before taking the practical test.