Designing and Implementing a Comprehensive Simulation Curriculum in Internal Medicine Residency Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Medical simulation is the use of a device or series of devices to emulate anatomy, real-life clinical situations, and clinical procedures for the purposes of education, evaluation, and research.1,2 Simulation is a powerful tool in the education and evaluation of physicians and is rapidly becoming a central thread in the fabric of medical education.3 The effectiveness of simulation-based medical education (SBME) can be optimized by integrating simulation into an overall curriculum.4 Internal medicine training programs are introducing procedural training using simulation but are not as advanced as other programs, such as anesthesia and emergency medicine, in the use of technology-based simulation utilizing high-fidelity fullsize mannequins.5 We feel simulation can be used to teach a wide range of CanMEDS competencies, and a comprehensive simulation curriculum should become a standard in internal medicine residency training.

authors

  • Azzam, Khalid
  • Azzam MBBS, Khalid
  • Wasi MD, Parveen
  • Patel MB, Ameen