Today we welcomed our inaugural class of the MSMS program to our Center City Campus at Drexel University for their first of three practicum weeks. Our students of varying professions traveled to Philadelphia from all around the United States and even as far as Canada. We are beyond happy to have them join us here on campus, to not only teach them, but to learn from their own experiences in medical and healthcare simulation.
This morning, the students were immediately thrown into a mass simulation scenario of a fallen in ceiling. The simulation included a SimMan 3G, SimNewB, Megacode Kid and one standardized patient. Students, who met for the first time just minutes beforehand, acted quickly to form a team to assess the situation and provide care.
In the afternoon they were introduced to various modalities of simulators and asked to evaluate how they could be used for different levels of learners. The information they learn throughout the week, along with what they learned in the first half of the semester will be demonstrated in their group projects to be presented this Friday.
With such a great group of students we are looking forward to the rest of the week and seeing their final projects at the end of the week.