Our residency partners with University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies in Coral Gables to host monthly simulation didactic days. The University of Miami’s Simulation Hospital at the School of Nursing & Health Sciences is an entire simulated hospital that includes a helipad, operating rooms, wards, an ICU, an entire wing of an emergency department, clinic, and home settings. The facility offers simulation with high fidelity mannequins and standardized patients, as well as procedural teaching models and ultrasound to improve our residents clinical and procedural skills. The facility also offers ample space for debriefing and procedural training.
During our monthly simulation days, our core faculty help to teach residents of all levels simulated cases and procedural skills. The day includes multiple simulated cases that focus on high acuity diagnoses that ED physicians encounter in the emergency department. The cases are with high fidelity mannequins, standardized patients or a hybrid and are always followed by dedicated debriefing time to allow for reflection and to ask questions and fully understand a topic. Residents will participate in groups of 2-3 residents of all training levels and cases cover pertinent adult and pediatric topics based on the EM Foundations block schedule. Procedural training focuses on common ER procedures and also rare procedures one may encounter only in simulation.
The simulation section of our residency is run by Dr. Kelly Medwid who was fellowship trained in simulation education at NYU.