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, MS
Jacqueline Mason, MEd, MS