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

Grace Hsu, ALM, MS

Grace 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, MS

Jacqueline Mason, MEd, MS

Jacqueline 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.

 

Emily Shaw, MA, CMI, EMT-B

Emily Shaw, MA, CMI, EMT-B

Emily Shaw, MA, CMI, EMT-B, is an active simulation technology volunteer for SSIH as Editor-in-Chief of STORM (Simulation and Technology Operations Resource Magazine – presently under development) and currently serves as an Account Manager for SIMnext. She has a decade of experience in the field of clinical simulation, developing virtual reality simulators for Laerdal DC, conducting sim technical training as the Mid-Atlantic Simulation Specialist for Laerdal Medical, proctoring the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery exam for SAGES, managing the Clinical Simulation Center – Baltimore for SiTEL, supervising all sim technology as Senior Simulation Technologist for MedStar, developing sim curriculum with SMEs as Outreach Coordinator for Simulation Training at MedStar Health, providing simulation consultation for Simugreat, and conducting robotic surgery simulator sales as the NE Territory Manager for Mimic Technologies. Her clinical experience includes volunteer work as an Emergency Medical Technician Basic for a local fire department, she serves as an American Heart Association instructor, and she finished top of her class in the EMT-Paramedic training program at CCBC.  Emily is on the Executive Committee for the Association of Medical Illustrators with an undergraduate degree in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art and a MA in Medical Illustration from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. In 2003 at Hopkins, she was awarded a Vesalius Trust Alan W. Cole scholarship for her thesis project on trypanosome KDNA replication. She has been the sole proprietor of Illustrating Medicine for a decade with clients such as National Institutes of Health, Johnson & Johnson, and Lippincott Williams, & Wilkins. Emily’s medical illustration portfolio can be viewed at http://www.illustrating-medicine.com