Teaching with Simulation
The role of simulation in medical education continues to expand. It is used across the spectrum of medical education, including in medical school curricula, residency education and fellowship programs, and can be used in all health care disciplines. Applying and integrating our working knowledge of pedagogy, medical education, and medical simulation is important to both the educational and patient care missions of medical schools. Used effectively, simulation provides an environment for experiential learning toward enhancing the learner’s critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills. It provides opportunities to assimilate the basic and clinical sciences and to apply that knowledge in realistic, yet low risk situations. It can also improve teamwork skills and reflection.
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