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Medical Simulation Corporation and the American Board of Internal Medicine Introduce New Simulation for Physician Assessment and Evaluation
Date:2/4/2008

DENVER, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) will offer Interventional Cardiology Simulations, using Medical Simulation Corporation's (MSC) SimSuite(R) technology, for credit toward completion of Maintenance of Certification. This is the first time ABIM is incorporating medical simulation technology into its programs to evaluate physician competence.

SimSuite technology replicates a real-life catheterization lab, and the five case scenarios developed by ABIM mirror what an interventional cardiologist would typically face in daily practice. Completion of Interventional Cardiology Simulations will provide physicians with 20 points toward completion of the Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge requirement for Maintenance of Certification. It will be offered at MSC's SimSuite education centers and several professional conferences.

"MSC is excited to work with ABIM to use simulation as an assessment tool," says Bill Younkes, MSC president and CEO. "ABIM is demonstrating great leadership in offering this innovative option to internists involved in Maintenance of Certification."

MSC began working with ABIM in 2003 to investigate the potential of using simulation technology as an evaluation tool. Ten clinical centers participated in the study, in which 120 physicians with varying levels of expertise completed six cases. Study results indicated that the simulated cases could assess cognitive and procedural skills in performing interventional cardiology procedures, and could discriminate between novice and advanced skill levels of physicians performing interventional cardiology procedures.

"Research has demonstrated that medical simulation has the potential to evaluate and assess physician competence, and we are pleased to be able to offer it as an option," says Rebecca Lipner, PhD, ABIM Vice President of Psychometrics and Research Analysis. "This is another example of how ABIM is making the Maintenance of Certification program more relevant to physicians."

Visit ABIM at http://www.abim.org for more information. Physicians enrolled in Maintenance of Certification can register online for the simulation, which is available at six MSC SimSuite education centers nationwide and several national conferences.

About Medical Simulation Corporation

MSC is a full-service simulation-based education company dedicated to developing competent and confident healthcare professionals who provide high-quality patient care. MSC's focus when working with medical societies is scientific validation of simulation technology for the training of healthcare professionals. The SimSuite System is being used in a variety of ways to gauge the cognitive decisions that healthcare professionals make during interventional procedures. For more information, visit http://www.medsimulation.com.

About the American Board of Internal Medicine

The American Board of Internal Medicine is an independent, not-for-profit organization that grants board certification -- a [0]marker of physician quality in the United States and internationally -- to internists and subspecialists. Certification is a rigorous, comprehensive program for evaluating physician knowledge, skills and attitudes to assure both patients and payers that a physician has achieved competence for practice in a given field. Individual physician certification results may be found at http://www.abim.org.
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