Wednesday, May 18, 2016

MSMS Students and Program Director Help Coach Sim Team to Victory.


New Orleans - Drexel University emergency medicine residents won the SimWars National Championship at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine in New Orleans, LA on Friday.    

Picture left to right Alex Vazzano, PGY2 year; Ben Liss, PGY3; Sara Mistal PGY2; Russell Goldstein PGY3.

The team of second and third year emergency medicine residents included Ben Liss, Russell Goldstein, Sara Misthal, and Alex Vazzano.  They competed on stage against six other talented emergency medicine residency teams from across the country. The victory is a testament to the hard work of the residents and also the quality of training they receive every day at clinical sites and in the simulation lab. 

Andy Godwin, Chair of University of Florida, Jacksonville and a co-creator of SimWars, said "Drexel's residents' management of the simulated mass casualty case was the best run MCI Simulation he's ever seen".


The team was coached by Drexel University EM faculty members: Jessica Parsons, EM Associate Residency Director and Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) student; Srikala Ponnuru, Emergency Medicine Interim Program Director and Simulation Fellowship Director; Sharon Griswold, Director of the MSMS program; and Amanda Crichlow, MSMS Student and Drexel Medical Simulation Fellow.

Drexel will look to defend their national championship this October at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Assembly in Las Vegas.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

IMSH 6th Annual Journal Club



Dr. Sharon Griswold, Director of the Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program at Drexel University, was honored to host the 6th Annual Simulation Journal club at the 2016 IMSH meeting in San Diego.


The team of six faculty reviewed more than 2000 articles published from 2014 and 2015 to select the top ten articles with high impact and patient outcomes. Authors were invited to share their special insight into their simulation research at the journal club presentation.
The team would like to offer a special thanks to Gary Childs, MLS of the Drexel University Library team who has contributed his talents to the article search each year.


From left to right, Drs. Andy Musitz, Heidi Baer, Amanda Crichlow, Sharon Griswold, Tiffany Moadel and Ambrose Wong.  Dr. Amanda Crichlow is also a first year student in the Drexel University Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program.
Drs. Sullivan, Gordon and Hunt were among the Simmy 2016 Award Winners.





Here is a full list of the selected 2016 Simulation Journal Club articles:

Braun, L. S., T.; Smith, K.; Hsu, A.; Behrens, M.; Chan, D.; Hutchinson, J.; Lu, D.; Singh, R.; Reyes, J.; Lopreiato, J. (2015). Retention of pediatric resuscitation performance after a simulation-based mastery learning session: a multicenter randomized trial. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 16(2), 131-138. 
Crofts, J., Lenguerrand, E., Bentham, G., Tawfik, S., Claireaux, H., Odd, D., . . . Draycott, T. (2015). Prevention of brachial plexus injury-12 years of shoulder dystocia training: an interrupted time-series study. BJOG.
Faulkner, A. R. B., A. C.; Bradley, Y. C.; Hudson, K. B.; Heidel, R. E.; Pasciak, A. S. (2015). Simulation-Based Educational Curriculum for Fluoroscopically Guided Lumbar Puncture Improves Operator Confidence and Reduces Patient Dose. Academic Radiology, 22(5), 668-673.
Hoskote, S. S. K., H.; Lanoix, R.; Rose, K.; Aqeel, A.; Clark, M.; Chalfin, D.; Shapiro, J.; Han, Q. (2015). Simulation-based training for emergency medicine residents in sterile technique during central venous catheterization: impact on performance, policy, and outcomes. Academic Emergency Medicine, 22(1), 81-87. 
Kessler, D. P., M.; Chang, T. P.; Fein, D. M.; Grossman, D.; Mehta, R.; White, M.; Jang, J.; Whitfill, T.; Auerbach, M.; Inspire Lp investigators. (2015). Impact of Just-in-Time and Just-in-Place Simulation on Intern Success With Infant Lumbar Puncture. Pediatrics, 135(5), e1237-1246. 
Peltan, I. D. S., T.; Gordon, J. A.; Currier, P. F. (2015). Simulation Improves Procedural Protocol Adherence During Central Venous Catheter Placement A Randomized Controlled Trial. Simulation in Healthcare-Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 10(5), 270-276.
Sarfati, L. R., F.; Vantard, N.; Schwiertz, V.; Gauthier, N.; He, S.; Kiouris, E.; Gourc-Berthod, C.; Guédat, M. G.; Alloux, C.; Gustin, M. P.; You, B.; Trillet-Lenoir, V.; Freyer, G.; Rioufol, C. (2015). SIMMEON-Prep study: SIMulation of Medication Errors in ONcology: prevention of antineoplastic preparation errors. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics, 40(1), 55-62 58p.
Sullivan, N. J. D.-A., J.; Twilley, M.; Smith, S. P.; Aksamit, D.; Boone-Guercio, P.; Jeffries, P. R.; Hunt, E. A. (2015). Simulation exercise to improve retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation priorities for in-hospital cardiac arrests: A randomized controlled trial. Resuscitation, 86, 6-13. oi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.10.021
Zigmont, J. J., Wade, A., Edwards, T., Hayes, K., Mitchell, J., & Oocumma, N. Utilization of Experiential Learning, and the Learning Outcomes Model Reduces RN Orientation Time by More Than 35%. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11(2), 79-94.



Thursday, January 21, 2016

MSMS Program Welcomes Dr. Ericchetti!


The Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation Program is pleased to welcome Anthony Ericchetti, PhD, CHSE as an adjunct faculty member.  Dr. Ericchetti is the course director of the debriefing course.


Tony Errichetti earned his PhD in psychoeducation from Temple University with a focus on group dynamics and organizational development. In his first career he was a professor of psychology and used simulations to train therapists.
Since that time he has specialized in standardized patient (SP) education.  He started by serving as a standardized patient to train psychiatry residents, and then became an SP trainer in 1992 at the National Board of Medical Examiners in Philadelphia. He is now director of doctor-patient communication assessment at the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. Between his two national board positions, he has worked for over 20 years developing and directing medical school and hospital-based simulations centers in Philadelphia and New York.
Dr. Errichetti started the first MS program in Medical/Healthcare Simulation in 2012 at the NYIT-College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is proud to be teaching in Drexel’s MS in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program.
In 2011 he co-founded The Simulation Studio, where he continues to serve as co-director, organizing patient simulation conferences for SPs and SP trainers at medical and nursing schools.


Come and learn more about the Drexel MSMS program at IMSH 2016



The Drexel University Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation Program is excited to be attending the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare Conference in San Diego this January 16-20.  

The Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) program is a unique, part-time, two-year program that is the first of its kind to offer advanced training in simulation teaching, curriculum design, and the fundamentals of simulation research in an interprofessional setting. This degree program will prepare healthcare professions to further their academic career in healthcare simulation via quality, effective, simulation-based medical education, research, management, leadership and teamwork skills.To learn more about the MSMS Program at Drexel University visit our website: www.drexelmed.edu/mssim and stop by our booth at IMSH #827.



Wednesday, December 23, 2015

MSMS Student Elizabeth Horsley Earns Simulation Award



Elizabeth Horsley, part of the inaugural group of students in the Drexel University Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program, has been awarded the SIM-one 2015 Sim Citizenship Award.  Elizabeth is a simulation educator at Brock University's Nursing Program in Ontario, Canada.


The SIM Citizenship Award recognizes Ontario simulationists who have made important contributions in the healthcare simulation field. It honors those who have made an outstanding impact on education, teaching, creative professional activities, and other endeavors. The award praises collaborative and dedicated simulationists who exceed the expectations of their role in promoting simulation in their communities. 
We are very proud of Elizabeth and look forward to following her future contributions to the scholarship of simulation education!
Congratulating the 2015 SIM Citizenship Award recipients (Left to right: Judy Bornais, University of Windsor; Steven Lester (on behalf of David Starmer), CMCC; Tony Mallette, Lambton College; Elizabeth Horsley, Brock University; and Bruce Ballon, SIM-one)
photo: courtesy of SIM-one
The Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) program is a unique, part-time, two-year program that is the first of its kind to offer advanced training in simulation teaching, curriculum design, and the fundamentals of simulation research in an interprofessional setting. This degree program will prepare healthcare professions to further their academic career in healthcare simulation via quality, effective, simulation-based medical education, research, management, leadership and teamwork skills.To learn more about the MSMS Program at Drexel University visit our website: www.drexelmed.edu/mssim

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Drexel University’s MS in Medical & Healthcare Simulation Program Welcomes the Next Interprofessional Cohort


As the inaugural group of the Master of Science in Medical & Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) program enters their second year of classes, Drexel welcomes their second cohort of ten students into the program.

The new class hails from a diverse interprofessional background, including registered nurses, physicians, a physician assistant, oral surgical assistant and an anesthesia technician.  Having such a dynamic group will surely lead to interesting discussions revolving around trends in medical & healthcare simulation in all fields.

The class has already had the opportunity to meet each other in a virtual setting.  After using a VoiceThread® introduction to meet each other and the faculty, the students had a virtual synchronous session to say hello and familiarize themselves with the online course modalities.  While many of the students come from all over the United States and Puerto Rico, two students, who are both from Wisconsin, realized they were only a couple hours away from each other. 

“Its wonderful to see the students are already beginning to bond and exchange stories about their involvement in simulation. We are looking forward to meeting our new class in person for our first practicum week in October and are so excited to expand the curriculum for our inaugural class.” said Sharon Griswold-Theodorson, MD, Director of the MSMS program. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dr. William McGaghie Visits Drexel University to Speak with MSMS students


The Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) program was fortunate to have Dr. William McGaghie visit Drexel University on March 26th to participate in a synchronous web session highlighting Simulation Based Mastery Learning.  The MSMS students had the opportunity to review content online and prepare questions for Dr. McGaghie during the Assessment Course.  



The session was very well received by all; “I really enjoyed Dr. McGaghie, it is so amazing that we get to speak with all of the simulation ‘powerhouses’ that have advanced this field. He knows the struggles we see yet his optimism is so inspirational” said Susan Coffey Zern, MD, MSMS student and director of the Virtual Education and Simulation Training Center for Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE.

William C. McGaghie, PhD, directs the Leischner Institute for Medical Research at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He has a PhD in Educational Psychology from Northwestern University and has more than 40 years of teaching, research, and scholarly experience in medical and health professions education.  Dr. McGaghie has held faculty appointments at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 

Dr. McGaghie has published extensively in simulation-based education, health professions education, preventive medicine, and related fields.  He has served as a consultant to a variety of professional organizations including the American Board of Medical Specialties, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Physical Therapy Association, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, and to universities and medical schools worldwide.   

Drexel University’s Masters in Medical & Healthcare Simulation is a unique, part-time, primarily online, two-year program that is the first of its kind to offer advanced training in simulation teaching, curriculum design, and the fundamentals of simulation research in an interprofessional setting. The program’s faculty are national and international leaders in medical and healthcare simulation.  This degree program will prepare healthcare professions to further their academic career in healthcare simulation via quality, effective, simulation-based medical education, research, management, leadership and teamwork skills.  For more information about the masters program, please visit www.drexelmed.edu/mssim/


Attend an MSMS Online Information Session 

Drexel will also be hosting live online information sessions about the MSMS program in April and May.  Hosted by faculty and staff from the program, the sessions provide a wealth of information about the program and allow for opportunities to ask questions. Visit bit.ly/mssim to RSVP for an upcoming webinar.