Simulation-based education seen to up-skill med, nursing, dentistry faculty and students

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By Hazel P. Villa

The post-pandemic times and the new normal has made the medical field and its educational system take strategic steps in being responsive to the needs of the field.

This includes the up-skilling of faculty and students, which in the case of the West Visayas State University Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry -means collaboration with institutional partners here and overseas.

Thus, the conduct of the “Simulation-Based Education Faculty Development” on July 17, 2023 at the COM’s Roxas Hall Auditorium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Simulation-based medical education refers to any educational endeavor that employs simulation tools to recreate clinical situations.

A partnership between the WVSU, University of the Philippines Manila and Mindanao State University-General Santos through the CHED LAKAS 2022-001 “Optimising Simulation-based Education (SBE), Training, Collaboration and Research – A Focus on Technology-driven Teaching and Learning Strategies” paved the way for this program which highlights the commitment of these institutions to providing cutting-edge technology in the field of health care.

The facilitators are all from Adelaide Health Simulation. They are Adam Montagu, director; Ellen Davies, research program lead; and Michael Gilmour, simulation technician.

The activities and workshops include a team-based scenario, how to break bad news, Visually Enhanced Medical Simulation (VEMS), and a panel discussion.

The participants numbering 57 are faculty from the WVSU Colleges of Medicine, Nursing & Dentistry, UP Manila, Cebu Normal University, Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology, Mindanao State University- General Santos, University of Southern Mindanao, Iloilo Doctors’ College and Central Philippine University.