Kelly Medwid M.D.
“Our monthly simulation days allow our faculty to translate the most difficult and unusual cases and turn them into a simulation. It allows our residents to work through complex medical conditions and procedures using the most advanced, state of the art simulation equipment. It is one of our favorite ways to learn and optimize our teamwork skills.”
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 is a four-floor comprehensive simulated hospital that includes operating rooms, wards, clinics, an ICU, and a six-bed ED. 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.
During simulation days, small groups of residents provide care to multiple simulated patients focusing on high acuity and/or life threatening cases. The simulations are always followed by dedicated debriefing by faculty to allow for reflection and to ask questions in order to fully understand a topic. Procedural training focuses on both common as well as rare, life-saving ED procedures one may encounter only in simulation. The simulation section of our residency is run by Dr. Kelly Medwid who is fellowship-trained in simulation education at NYU.