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ATACS has expanded its local service and impact in the field of clinical simulation to counseling of several regional, national and international delegations, leaders of medical education, healthcare centers, and the Veteran Affairs Medical Centers.

Of all 11 medical schools in Texas, the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine’s ATACS Center is the ONLY clinical simulation center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in two areas:


  • SSH logoAssessment Standards and Measurement. Our program creates, validates (beyond face and content validity), and/or performs standards of human performance assessment. Assessment leadership and assessors have specific and substantial training, expertise, and demonstrate competency in the art and science of human assessment. This is defined by professional societies, licensing bodies, and certification organizations.
  • Teaching/Education Standards and Measurement. Our program demonstrates regular, recurring activities with defined curricula and ongoing validation that employs simulation methodologies appropriate for learning objectives to instruct, teach, or train participants for formative integration of cognitive, procedural, and attitudinal goals. The program will be able to demonstrate effectiveness of their curriculum.

Community

  • Clinical Simulation and The History of Medicine

 

  • Kupesic Plavsic S. Advances in pelvic ultrasound. 1st Clinical Simulation Conference of West Texas: A Shifting Paradigm for Sustainable Clinical Proficiency of the 21st Century Physician, Nurse Practitioner and Health Care Provider. TTUHSC El Paso, El Paso, TX June 2013.
  • Ho H. Young at heart: Identifying abnormal heart and breath sounds in school-age children (clinical simulation). Southwest School of Nurse Conference. El Paso Children’s Hospital, El Paso, TX; November 2013.
  • Kupesic Plavsic S, Mathew D, Hutson F. Role of US in the evaluation of acute pelvic and abdominal pain. 2nd Clinical Simulation Conference of West Texas, TTUHSC El Paso, El Paso, TX; October 2014.
  • Mathew D, Hutson F, Kupesic Plavsic S. E-FAST ultrasound. 2nd Clinical Simulation Conference of West Texas, TTUHSC El Paso, El Paso, TX; October 2014.
  • Kupesic Plavsic S, Mathew D, Hutson F. Ultrasound assessment of bleeding in pregnancy. 3rd Clinical Simulation Conference of West Texas, TTUHSC El Paso, El Paso, TX; October 2015.
  • Laks S, Abou Karam A, Akle N, Calleros J. Texas Radiological Society 103rd Annual Meeting, TRS – Simulation in Fluoroscopy Guided Shoulder Arthrogram, San Antonio, TX; April 2016.
  • Kupesic Plavsic S, Arya S, Mathew D, Hutson F. Ultrasound simulation: Diabetes and Pregnancy. Interprofessional Educational Workshop (regional conference in collaboration with UTEP and NMSU). TTUHSC El Paso, El Paso, TX; September 2016.
  • Trevino R, Manciu M, Mulla Z, Cortez C, Kupesic Plavsic S. Inter-rater reliability of standardized patients in the clinical assessment of students. COURI Symposium Abstracts, July 2016, UTEP, El Paso, TX; August 2016.
  • Kupesic Plavsic S, Arya S, Mathew D, Hutson F. Ultrasound simulation: The role of ultrasound in the assessment of adnexal masses. 4th Clinical Simulation Conference of West Texas, TTUHSC El Paso, El Paso, TX; October 2016.
  • Kupesic Plavsic S, Arya S, Mathew D, Hutson F. Ultrasound simulation: The role of ultrasound in the assessment of abnormal uterine bleeding. 4th Clinical Simulation Conference of West Texas, TTUHSC El Paso, El Paso, TX; October 2016.
  • Kupesic Plavsic S, Arya S, Mathew D, Hutson F. Ultrasound simulation: The role of ultrasound in the assessment of pain in pregnancy. 4th Clinical Simulation Conference of West Texas, TTUHSC El Paso, El Paso, TX; October 2016.
  • Kupesic Plavsic S. Role of faculty development in interprofessional education. Simulation in Interprofessional Education. TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Development Course, El Paso, TX; April 2017.
  • Ho H, Aranda J.H, Cortez C, Rosales C. Patient education: Blood pressure, Diabetes, Annual checkup. 4th Clinical Simulation Conference of West Texas, TTUHSC El Paso, El Paso, TX; October 2016.
  • Kupesic Plavsic S. How to organize and conduct clinical simulation sessions. TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Development Course; Clinical Simulation Module, El Paso, TX; March 2017.
  • Kupesic Plavsic S. Role of debriefing. TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Development Course; Clinical Simulation Module, El Paso, TX; March 2017.
  • Aranda J.H, Claudia Cortez. Orientation to simulation equipment. TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Development Course; Clinical Simulation Module, El Paso, TX; March 2017.
  • Kupesic Plavsic S. Why interprofessional education is needed? Simulation in Interprofessional Education. TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Development Course, El Paso, TX; April 2017.
  • Mulla Z. Attitudes toward IPE: The Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS). Simulation in Interprofessional Education. TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Development Course, El Paso, TX; April 2017.
  • Francis M. Core competencies for IPE collaborative practice. Simulation in Interprofessional Education. TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Development Course, El Paso, TX; April 2017.
  • Mendez M, Crawford S. IPE training – bringing together different perspectives. Simulation in Interprofessional Education. TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Development Course, El Paso, TX; April 2017.
  • Meza A. Assessment of professionalism in IPE. Simulation in Interprofessional Education. TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Development Course, El Paso, TX; April 2017.
  • Arya S. Role of ultrasound simulation to improve knowledge and skills in collaborative practice workshop. Simulation in Interprofessional Education. TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Development Course, El Paso, TX; April 2017.
  • Reddy S. Team STEPPS communication training at all levels. Simulation in Interprofessional Education. TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Development Course, El Paso, TX; April 2017.
  • Piskurich J, Pfarr C, Coue M, Osborne D, Woods G, Blunk D, Francis MD, Sandroni S. Using Learning Communities to Support Empathy in Medical Students. Accepted for presentation at the Learning Communities Institute Conference; September 2015.
  • Farrag S, Ayoub-Rodriquez L, Hernan L, Francis MD. Building confidence and assessing the general procedures of a physician: A simulation based curriculum for 4th year medical students. Accepted for presentation at the AAMC Medical Education Meeting; November 2015.
  • Mendez M, Crawford S. IPE training – bringing together different perspectives. Simulation in Interprofessional Education. APGO / CREOG, Orlando, FL; March 2017.
  • Arya S. Role of ultrasound simulation to improve knowledge and skills in collaborative practice workshop. AIUM conference, Orlando, FL; March 2017.
  • Kupesic Plavsic S. Ultrasound training and education: Role of simulation. Invited speaker at Donald Inter-University School of Diagnostic Ultrasound. Osaka, Japan; October 2012.
  • Kupesic Plavsic S. Distance learning challenges. Invited speaker at Donald Inter-University School of Diagnostic Ultrasound. Dubrovnik, Croatia, EU. November 2013.
  • Kupesic Plavsic S. Ultrasound education in OB GYN. Invited speaker at Donald Inter-University School of Diagnostic Ultrasound. Dubrovnik, Croatia, EU. November 2013.
  • Kupesic Plavsic S. Distance learning challenges. Invited speaker at Donald Inter-University School of Diagnostic Ultrasound. Dubrovnik, Croatia, EU. November 2013.
  • Ho H, Aragon L, Aranda J.H, Kupesic Plavsic S. Is our faculty clinically competent and how to prove it? International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, San Francisco, CA; January 2014.
  • Ho H, Aranda J.H. Behind the one-way mirror. International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, San Francisco, CA; January 2014.
  • Aranda J. Code Tech: Essential Operations Personnel. 17th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2017), Orlando, FL; February 2017.
  • Arya S, Kupesic Plavsic S. Role of Pelvic Ultrasound Simulation. 17th World Congress on Human Reproduction. Rome, Italy; March 2017.
  • Clinical Simulation in Reduction of Medical Errors
    • Tour and presentation to Dr. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Human Health Service, May 2010
  • Clinical Simulation in the Modern Medical Education
    • Presented to the President and delegation of Fujen Catholic University, Taiwan, October 2010
  • How to Establish an Excellent Clinical Simulation Center
    • Presented to the delegation of Amarillo Healthcare Consortium, December 2010
  • Clinical Simulation in the Modern Medical Education
    • Presented to the President and delegation of Northstate California University, School of Medicine, February 2012
  • Clinical Simulation and Clinical Competency
    • Tour and Presentation to U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command, Lieutenant General Eric B. Schoomaker, 2012
  • Collaboration between TTUHSC El Paso and Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine (PNT UOM) at Ho Chi Minh City, a public institution of higher education of Health Sciences in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2017
    • Implementation of clinical simulation in medical education
 
Educational DVDs
  • Donald School Video Atlas of Clinical Skills in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jaypee Publisher 2011.
    • Edited by Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, M.D., Ph.D
    • Technical Director and Designer - J. Hector Aranda
    • Audio and Camera - Joe Elizondo
  • Donald School Video Atlas of Ultrasound in Fetal Anomalies and Gynecologic Oncology, Jaypee Publisher 2012.
    • Edited by Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, M.D., Ph.D
    • Technical Director and Designer - J. Hector Aranda
    • Audio and Camera - Joe Elizondo
  • Donald School Video Atlas of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jaypee Publisher 2012.
    • Edited by Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Technical Director and Designer - J. Hector Aranda
    • Audio and Camera - Joe Elizondo
  • Urgent Procedures in Medical Practice, London, Philadelphia, Panama New Delhi: Jaypee Publisher 2017.
    • Edited by Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Technical – Claudia Cortez
    • Audio and Camera – Jonathan Diaz
Books
  • Kupesic S. Step by Step through OB GYN Case Studies. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Publisher; 2014.
  • Kupesic S, Molokwu J. Intern Tips in OB GYN. London, Philadelphia, Panama New Delhi: The Medical Sciences Publisher 2016.
  • Aragon L, Kupesic S. Intern Tips in Internal Medicine. London, Philadelphia, Panama New Delhi: Jaypee Publisher 2016.
  • Peinado J, Villanos MT, Kupesic S. Intern Tips in Pediatrics. London, Philadelphia, Panama New Delhi: Jaypee Publisher 2017 (in press).
  • Kupesic S (Ed). Urgent Procedures in Medical Practice. London, Philadelphia, Panama New Delhi: The Medical Sciences Publisher 2017
Journal Articles
  • Akins R, Ho H. Clinical Simulation in Modern Teaching & Training of Sonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology. J of Ultrasound in Obst Gyn. J of Ultrasound in Obst Gyn. 2009; 3(4): 17-21.
  • Kupesic S. Distance learning at Ian Donald School of Ultrasound. Donald School Journal of Ultra sound in Ob Gyn 2013. 2013; 7(3): 280-291.
  • Aragon L, Ho H. Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound and Evidence-based Medicine in Medical Education. Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014; 8(1): 77-82
  • Baatar D, Peinado J, Sarmiento J, Ho H. Development of a Competency-based Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound for Undergraduate and Graduate Education. Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014; 8(1): 83-86.
  • Cardwell M, Aranda J, Hernandez R, Ho H. Empowering Your Presentation Skills. Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014; 8(1): 100-104.
  • Garcia B, Hernandez G, Shokar G, Ho H. How to Effectively Mentor Junior Faculty? Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014; 8(1): 92-96.
  • Wright J, Noriega O, Ho H. The Application of Hand-held Ultrasound Scanner in Teaching of telemedicine and Rural Medicine. Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014; 8(1): 87-91.
  • Kupesic S. Is Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medical Ultrasound Ready for Distance Learning? Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014; 8(1): 6-10.
  • Sarmiento J, Stewart K, Aguila J, Bagherpour A, Kupesic S. Pelvic Ultrasound Simulation Training Models and Case Scenarios. Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014; 8(1): 22-30.
  • Kupesic S. Strategies for Teaching and Assessing Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound Skills: Donald School Model. Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014; 8(1): 11-15.
  • Vallabh-Patel V, Mendez M, Kupesic S. The Importance of Multimodality Pelvic Ultrasound Simulation in Teaching of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents. Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014; 8(1): 1-5.
  • Teissler H, Lozano C, Kupesic S. The Use of Ultrasonography for the Guidance of Epidural Analgesia in Obstetric Anesthesia. Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014; 8(1): 44-51.
  • Arya S, Dwivedi A, Mulla ZD, Kupesic S. Effectiveness of Ultrasound Simulation in OB GYN Education: A State-of-the Art Review. Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2017 (in press)
  • Manciu M, Trevino R, Mulla ZD, Cortez C, Kupesic Plavsic S. Detection of Biased Rating of Medical Students by Standardized Patients: Opportunity for Improvement. Med Sci Educ 2017; 27(3):497-452. DOI 10.1007/s40670-017-0418-0.
  • Arya, S, Mulla Z, Kupesic Plavsic S. Effectiveness of Ultrasound Simulation in OB GYN Education: A State-of-the-Art Review. Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017; 11(2):115-125.
  • Arya, S, Mulla Z, Kupesic Plavsic S. Interprofessional Education with Ultrasound Simulation: Diabetes and Pregnancy. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice2017; 9:61-65. DOI 10.1016/j.xjep.2017.08.005.
  • Arya, S., Mulla, Z, Kupesic Plavsic S. Role of pelvic ultrasound simulation. The Clinical Teacher 2017; 14:1-5. (in press)
  • Kupesic Plavsic S. Ultrasound simulation – How to adapt it for Donald School needs? (Editorial) Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017; 11(3):1-5. (in press)