Clinical Simulation is part of the ATACS Centers strategic planning, and composes three areas:
Curriculum & Evaluation
- In 2010, to expand the application and enhance quality of the clinical simulation program in medical education at PLFSOM, we modified the curriculum and incorporated rigorous requirement of CME activities into the training of simulation trainers. Participants in these simulation sessions receive CME credits.
- To help the learners performing self-assessment and measuring their clinical competency, ATACS has included Audience Interactive Response System (AIRS) in all FDC sessions and most MSC activities. Detailed analysis of individual and group performance is provided to the learners and course director.
- To obtain students' input on their learning experience, ATACS has collected learners' feedback at the end of each MSC sessions. Students' suggestions are discussed with MSC Co-Directors and the Operation Committee for quality improvement.
Operation & Resources
Travel from clinical site to simulation center can adversely affect the incorporation of clinical simulation in the training of students (MS3-4) and residents. To address this problem, ATACS acquires simulation equipment, trains the trainers, and provides them with the same equipment to train students and residents at the clinical sites.
Training & Development
Staff development is a weekly activity for all ATACS members. During the meeting we discussed and analyzed new technology and development in clinical simulation. We also train staff members in utilizing new equipment or application to enhance the productivity and quality of service.