Grace Hsu // Jacqueline Mason // Emily Shaw –
Simulation-based education (SBE) helps to improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare cost through training of medical professionals. Recent initiatives seek to enhance simulation-based education by combining established and emerging technologies with effective educational strategies. A panel of medical illustrators/biomedical communicators from Health Scholars and the Jump Simulation and Education Center will discuss opportunities in the simulation world for our profession. Whether it’s instructional design for a VR medical module, eLearning for a simulation center, or managing and developing medical education apps, there are a myriad of ways a medical illustrator can contribute. Simulation-based education for medical students and continuing medical education is a highly interactive instructional approach, incorporating effective educational practices that are learner-centered and experiential. New research is exploring how these simulation-based learning experiences can be enhanced and/or made more accessible. Emerging as well as established technologies such as rich mobile apps, eLearning/digital learning, augmented reality, and virtual reality offer promising solutions. However, each of these technologies has strengths and weaknesses that make them better solutions for some experiences, and less suited for others. Case studies in simulation-based education will be presented to demonstrate how the context and goals influence the education and technology interventions selected to address them. The current state of each of these technologies within the context of simulation/medical education will also be discussed.
Grace Hsu, ALM, MSGrace Hsu, ALM, M.S., is an Experiential Instructional Designer-Developer at Jump Simulation and Education Center, a state of the art medical simulation facility located in Peoria, IL. She is responsible for designing and creating instructional materials for continuing medical education for Jump Education. She has a background in biochemistry (University of Waterloo) and Master’s degree in biotechnology (Harvard University), in addition to over 9 years of basic and pharmaceutical research. She earned her MS in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015. Her research interests lie primarily in medical/patient education, from designing effective and engaging user experience to communicating cutting edge medical/scientific discovery. She enjoys translating complex information into something relatable for the target audience.
Jacqueline Mason, MEd, MSJacqueline Mason, M.Ed. M.S. is a Biomedical Communicator at Health Scholars, a company focused on transforming healthcare education to improve safety, quality, and patient experience. Jacqueline received her M.Ed. in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard University and her M.S. in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Jacqueline has worked as an instructional designer in a successful EdTech startup where she led the development of several transformative online courses and programs. She currently leverages her prior experiences and graduate training to help design engaging and impactful educational content and visuals for Health Scholars.