UMKC SOM Year 4-6 medical students are eligible to enroll in one of our 4-week simulation electives (pass-fail). The purpose of these electives is to foster future clinician-educators with skills and expertise in simulation-based health professions education and research.
- Explain the theoretical basis, benefits and limitations of simulation-based medical education.
- Design a simulation scenario guided by well-defined and measurable learning objectives.
- Demonstrate basic prebriefing and debriefing skills while leading a simulation scenario.
- Demonstrate an awareness of simulation resources (personnel, facilities, and equipment) within the university.
- Demonstrate basic competency in developing and executing scholarly activity in the realm of simulation-based medical education.
Our 4-week simulation electives will assist medical students with obtaining the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to design and execute a basic immersive simulation. Students will participate in ongoing simulation events and learn through project-based coursework. Students will have the opportunity to develop basic skills in educational scholarship and research in any of the following ways:
- Submitting an IRB protocol,
- Drafting a simulation scenario for submission for publication
- participating in simulation-based research data collection.
If the student will be able to participate in data collection, analysis, and write-up for the given project or if the research is anticipated to be substantial during the block can be adjusted to a research elective.
Please contact Dr. Emily Hillman if you are interested or curious which elective you should enroll in.
- Student Simulation Academic Elective: Med 9714-A
- Student Research Elective: Med 9703-R3