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Creating Wells in Deserts of Opportunity: Developing Simulation Modules to Enhance the Student Experience

Workshop APGO Fac Dev Seminar
Précis: Participants will collaborate with others in small-group settings to create a simulation module by
defining goals and objectives, building a tangible model or video for simulation, and creating an
assessment tool aimed at improving medical student clinical skills.
Workshop Text: Objective: To deliver a workshop that provides participants with the ideas, the skills,
and the resources to develop a simulation curriculum to enhance the clinical training of third year
medical students. Background: In the ever-evolving landscape of medical education, the medical-legal
presence continues to expand, subsequently leaving medical students with fewer opportunities for
direct patient care. Students are being marginalized to clinical observers. To prevent legally imposed
limitations from compromising student learning, medical schools can provide simulated methods of
education to supplement direct patient interaction. Agenda: The workshop will start with a 10 minute
introduction by facilitators outlining the development of simulation modules and curricula from idea to
implementation. This will be followed by a 10 minute large group discussion, where participants will
discuss opportunities for simulated learning and successful and unsuccessful experiences with
simulation. The majority of the workshop will be a 45 minute, small group, interactive activity, and
conclude with a 10 minute debrief.Interactive component: During the 45 minute small group,
participants will create a simulation model or instructional video (from a random collection of household
items on their table, i.e. balloons, Playdoh, etc.) that represents a common clinical scenario encountered
in Ob/Gyn. Each group will identify key curriculum components including goals, objectives, the
simulated activity, and an assessment tool such as a checklist. Product: Participants will leave with
ideas, skills, and a toolkit with links to curricula, instructions, and videos on how to establish a successful
student simulation curriculum.

Topics: Faculty Development Seminar, 2017, Faculty, Clerkship Director, Clerkship Coordinator, Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, UME, Virtual Patient, Simulation, Problem-Based Learning, Standardized Patient, Team-Based Learning, General Ob-Gyn,

General Information

Workshop APGO Fac Dev Seminar
Faculty,Clerkship Director,Clerkship Coordinator,
Patient Care,Medical Knowledge,Interpersonal & Communication Skills,
Virtual Patient,Simulation,Problem-Based Learning,Standardized Patient,Team-Based Learning,
Clinical Focus
General Ob-Gyn,

Author Information

Elise Everett, MD,  University of Vermont College of Medicin, Meg O\'Reilly, Melanie Ma

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