IAMSE Fall 2016 WAS Session 1 Highlights

In case you missed yesterday’s Webcast Audio Seminar (WAS) Session with Laurel Gorman, here are the highlights of her talk:

Use of preclinical High Fidelity Medical Simulations (HFMS) to promote the integration of basic and clinical sciences
Laurel Gorman, PhD
University of Central Florida

  • High fidelity medical simulators (HFMS) are sophisticated, life-like computerized manikins that can be used with clinical case scenarios to help students learn and integrate basic science concepts
  • Using HFMS can address accreditation standards focused on active learning
  • Evidence exists (references provided) that using HFMS improves short and long-term learning
  • HFMS can be used in the pre-clinical years as long as the cases are tailored (scaffolds) to the appropriate learning level of the student
  • Case scenarios used with HFMS must be constructed by a team of clinicians and basic scientists
  • Debriefing exercises should also be conducted by these teams and tailored to the learning appropriate level of the student and scheduled for at least the same length of time as the learning exercise. The debriefing exercise is an essential part of the learning experience.

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