Courses for Medical Students
Visiting medical students interested in participating in simulation based electives at our center should contact email@example.com.
First and second year medical students are brought into the simulator three times during the year to participate in workshops designed to illustrate clinical points taught during their physiology classes. During these workshops cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology is illustrated using the human patient simulator and the autonomic nervous system response to injury is demonstrated using a trauma scenario.
Third and fourth year medical students rotating through the Department of Anesthesia participate in simulation as a supplement to their clinical experience. A group of third-year medical students rotates through the department for one week each month, during which we provide an Introduction to Anesthesia lecture and Airway workshop demonstrating the various airway devices available, including fiber-optic bronchoscopy. As well, medical students are walked through the steps involved with planning an anesthetic, from pre-operative evaluation to choosing the agents for a particular case. Students are then brought into the simulator and allowed to conduct the anesthetic as they have planned. The same experience is repeated for the fourth year students, and, as they rotate through the department for four weeks at a time, they are brought through the simulator once a week.