Back in the early 1990's we got our first computer and shortly afterwards the first old DOD based computer games. These were games my son and I liked playing, like flight sims, city building, even dungeons and dragons inspired role playing fantasy quests etc. Of course my wife thought little of them, just more toys for the boys.
However once at the computer game store my son and I came upon a (very simple) medical operation simulator which let the player perform things like an appendectomy or some such. I bought it in the hope it might interest my wife, who was medically trained as a bio-chemist and worked in a hospital. It was sort of in the hope she might understand the fun and enthusiasm of playing simulation games.
I forget the name of the game but when we presented the sim to her, my wife sort of frowned. After lots of urging we got her to boot up the game and start playing. After a few moves with tasks like take the heartbeat, take a scalpel, make an incision etc. she sighed darkly and deeply and with a look of utter contempt and condescension said she'd never seen anything so infantile and silly, not to mention incorrect and too expensive.
Needless to say, that was the game's only boot up and my son and I learned the lesson of never trying to interest my wife in a computer game ever again.
So that was my one and only foray into medical simulation gaming. Afterwards I stuck to combat flight sims and still haven't kicked the habit.