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Simulation Education

Medical Student Elective, MEDI 6001

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Course Director and Instructor, 2019 – present

Course Description:

The goal of this elective is to provide students with an introduction to the practice of simulation in medical education through the use of didactics, literature review, hands-on simulations, and the production of scholarship.

Course Objectives:
  1. Describe the learning theories supporting the use of simulation in medical education.
  2. Develop simulation cases using best practices.
  3. Utilize technology to facilitate simulations.
  4. Produce scholarship in the domains of teaching or discovery.

Investigation of a Problem

Doctoral Course, CAHS 9210

College of Allied Health Sciences, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Course Director and Instructor, 2019 – present

Course Description:

The objectives of this course are tailored to the progressive goals of each student, as they identify and review a research topic and then design a study in which to collect, analyze, and interpret data. This course is offered as a series of independent studies.

Research Process

Doctoral Course, CAHS 8503

College of Allied Health Sciences, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Module Instructor, Fall 2020

Design, development, and facilitation of module titled, “Mixed Methods”

Introduction to Research

Nurse Research Residency, NURS 8660

College of Allied Health Sciences, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Research Mentor, Fall 2019, Fall 2020

Course Description:

This course offers an introduction to the research topics currently being investigated by nursing and interdisciplinary sciences graduate faculty. In addition, students receive individualized instruction from an independent investigator in a research program or laboratory. Students are expected to master at least one research-related technique and become familiar with the various activities expected of an independently-funded investigator.

Mentee Objectives:
  1. Identify and apply a conceptual framework after comprehensive review of the literature on the utility of program evaluation models for graduate medical education.
  2. Conduct descriptive and analytic statistics to assess students’ experience with simulation-based education using existing de-identified data.
  3. Generate and interpret the findings, and develop an abstract to be submitted for 2020 AU Research Day.

Simulation Design

Independent Doctoral Coursework , CAHS 9001

College of Allied Health Sciences, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Course Instructor, Fall 2019, Spring 2021, Summer 2021

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the practice of simulation in health professions education. Students will examine the theoretical underpinnings of educational simulation, apply best practices to case design, program simulation technologies, design a high-quality assessment instrument, and conduct a simulation session and corresponding debriefing.

Course Objectives:
  1. Describe the learning theories supporting the use of simulation in education. 
  2. Design and develop a simulation case using best practices. 
  3. Utilize technology to facilitate simulation. 
  4. Conduct a simulation session, including a debriefing. 

Educational Research Fellowship

Faculty Development Fellowship

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Assistant Director and Instructor, 2018 – 2020

Course Description:
  1. Access and critically read research literature in medicine, education, and other domains.
  2. Understand theory and empirical findings in one’s own research area.
  3. Formulate a research question and for quantitative studies, operationalize variables.
  4. Design a descriptive and/or explanatory study.
  5. Collect and analyze data.
  6. Evaluate and discuss research findings.
  7. Prepare a research proposal suitable for submission to one’s research area.

Mid-Year High Fidelity Simulations

Formative Individual Simulations for Third-Year Medical

Students, 2018 – 2020

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

  • Design support during simulation scenario development
  • Design of assessment instruments
  • Design and implementation of program evaluation
  • Facilitation of high-fidelity patient simulations and student debriefing sessions

Educational Simulation

CME Certificate Series, 2019

Students, 2018 – 2020

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

  • Design, development, and delivery of CME workshops

    Teaching with Simulation in Medical Education

    • This course teaches the fundamentals of simulation that includes background and purpose behind simulation specifically as it relates to pre-briefing, case development and delivery, debriefing and assessment.

    Developing a Medical Simulation Case

    • This course guides the learner through the purpose and design of a simulation case. The learner will utilize the MCG Educational Simulation Case Template to develop a case, with the goal of understanding the educational and operational considerations when developing a simulation case. 

    Running a Medical Simulation

    • This course will be an introduction to the functions of the simulator, the basics of programming the mannequin and hands-on experience in running a medical simulation. The learners will walk away with the confidence in being able to run a medical simulation.

    Debriefing in Medical Simulation

    • This course teaches the goals, educational construct, theory and practical applications of debriefing in the simulated setting. Learners will be able to practice basic debriefing techniques and learn about the debriefing tool utilized by MCG Educational Simulation.

    Assessment and Evaluation in Medical Education

    • This course teaches how to individual assessments and program evaluations can be utilized with simulation and clinical skills learning. Designed for faculty who create individual assessments and program evaluations for their learners at any level.

Interprofessional Education in Healthcare Simulation

Health Professions Faculty Workshop, 2019

Interprofessional Simulation Center, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Design and development support, and delivery of workshop

Virtual Patient Research Design

Faculty Consultations, 2019

Shadow Health, Gainesville, FL

Individual consultations on prior research, areas of possible investigation, and study design

First Year Florida

Freshman Experience Course, 2019

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Design, development, and delivery of curriculum