In addition to the monthly session, the majority of our intern orientation is conducted in the simulation center with both lecture and hands on training. This has afforded us the opportunity to train in realistic patient care areas and then debrief in comfortable conference rooms.
Simulation training occurs on a monthly basis as part of our block schedule. Our award-winning RESUS curriculum focuses on smaller groups cycling through multiple stations incorporating REsuscitation, Simulations, Ultrasound, and Skills into a unified curriculum covering the full scope of emergency medicine. We focus on the first moments of resuscitation and honing interprofessional communication as we integrate both nursing students and pharmacy residents into our curriculum.
During the PGY-2 year, residents undergo a summative simulation-based assessment of their skills in various areas. This is intended to provide comprehensive feedback and help guide residents in their study focus as they enter the second half of residency.
SimWars & SonoGames
Every year we hold a competition between residents and faculty to see which team can master a series of difficult cases (written and run by sim-minded residents) and challenging ultrasound skills tests to claim bragging rights and take control of the “Golden SimBaby” or “Bejeweled Probe” trophies. This is a fun event for both residents and faculty to showcase their skills.
Simulation interest group
Residents interested in becoming more involved in learning how to develop a scenario, operate the equipment and facilitate a debriefing can join our Simulation Interest Group. For more information, please contact the director of medical simulation, Dr. Michelle Hughes at email@example.com.