Students practicing proper placement of mask

Undergraduate Medical Education

Simulation experiences are provided for medical students to provide hands-on and active experience in:

  • Basic physiologic principles and treatment of permutations without the need for animal laboratories. 
  • Pathophysiology encountered in patients with cardiac disease and respiratory disease
  • Transition to Clerkship training to prepare new third year students before they start their formal clerkships
  • Mock codes and emergencies using simulation.
  • Pharmacologic principles using simulation to re-enforce lecture-based learning
Simulation resident

Residency Education

Simulation is integrated throughout the residency curriculum with and emphasis on cognitive and behavioral skill acquisition and refinement. 

  • The curriculum is spiraled and adaptive to resident level and experience. All objectives are tightly integrated with ACGME core competencies.
  • All residents must attend two simulation sessions per year
  • Crisis Resource management (CRM) is laced throughout the curriculum.
  • Simulation methods primarily use manikin-based simulation along with reflective and formative debriefing.
  • The emphasis of the simulation experience is on the development of cognitive and behavioral skills that are the cornerstone of the proficient physician
  • Scenarios vary from preoperative to intraoperative and postoperative, and represent cases that trainees are likely to encounter in their careers. Unusual and rare events are also covered in their three years with the program.

Continuing Medical Education and recertification - APOM Simulation Services has established unique partnerships with community physicians and providers to have high experienced simulation faculty that are truly representative of the academic and private clinical sectors.

The Service is Directed by Dr. Michael Seropian, the previous President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and is now entering its 10th year of operation. 

An innovative simulation program that provides a unique opportunity for practicing anesthesiologists and trainees to reliably acquire core decision-making, leadership, communication, and team skills.

Critical Events Team Training (CETT):

  • The program has conducted over 12 course on over the last two years to practicing anesthesiologists (MOCA and CME eligible).
  • ACLS certification using simulation (AHA certification, and CME eligible)