Center for Advanced Teaching and Assessment in Clinical Simulation - ATACS

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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.

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  • 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, Summer 2016, UTEP, El Paso, TX; August 2016.

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  • 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.

  • Ho H, Aranda HJ, 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Clinical Simulation in the Modern Medical Education
    • Presented to the President and delegation of Northstate California University, School of Medicine, February 2012
  • 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 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
 
  • Jaypee's Donald School Video Atlas of Clinical Skills in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Edited by Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, M.D., Ph.D
    • Technical Director and Designer - J. Hector Aranda
    • Audio and Camera - Joe Elizondo
  • Jaypee's Donald School Video Atlas of Ultrasound in Fetal Anomalies and Gynecologic Oncology
    • Edited by Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, M.D., Ph.D
    • Technical Director and Designer - J. Hector Aranda
    • Audio and Camera - Joe Elizondo
  • Jaypee's Donald School Video Atlas of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Edited by Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Technical Director and Designer - J. Hector Aranda
    • Audio and Camera - Joe Elizondo