es requiring hands-on, real-time problem solving.
Physician instructors watch scenes unfold from behind the control booth
glass. The simulated situation is often filmed and then reviewed and
critiqued by the entire health care team and instructors. Participants can
repeat the situation and practice proper responses.
The Future of Simulation Center Medicine
To assure the highest quality of health care professionals in practice,
Drs. Dunn and Farley agree that future medical licensing training programs
and board-level specialist credentialing processes should involve
outstanding performance on select simulation-based exams. Currently, the
United States' medical licensing exam process uses simulation-based exams
"We need to demand uniform excellence in training and assessment of
health care professionals, in fair, standardized, respectful manners --
raising the bar and modeling for others. And comprehensive, accredited
advanced simulations centers such as ours will play a pivotal role in
achieving this," says Dr. Farley.
Dr. Dunn adds, "The rationale for simulation-center-based medical
education is persuasive. Administering medical care is a high-risk
proposition, and the more experience, exposure and practice team members
receive, the likelier we are to improve the care we give to real patients,
at minimized risk. This is helping to shape the future of medical
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