Drexel University Master of Science in Medical Simulation at INACSL & Sim Summit – Now Enrolling!

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Interested in obtaining a Masters Degree in Healthcare Simulation?

Drexel University College of Medicine’s Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation Program currently has a booth at the INACSL event in Orlando, providing a coffee break tomorrow. The program is actively enrolling students and is still accepting applications for Fall 2014.

About the Program:

The Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) program is a unique, two year program which is the first of its kind to offer advanced training in simulation teaching, curriculum design, and the fundamentals of simulation research. This degree program will prepare the student for an academic career in medical simulation via quality effective simulation based healthcare education, research, management, leadership and teamwork skills. The blended instructional approach consists of primarily online coursework combined with three, week long on-campus immersive simulation practicums.

The goal of this program is to provide the scientific and educational foundation to expose and prepare graduatelevel students with background training in healthcare for a transition into an enduring productive educational and research career in simulation. This program is intended for individuals with prior training and/or experience in healthcare to provide a much broader base of education in simulation based medical education than currently exists in one format anywhere else in the country.

Faculty in the MSMS program will be from interprofessional simulation experts from within Drexel University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, the iSchool and the College of Medicine. In addition, there are also individuals from a variety of healthcare professions and educators locally and nationally who will teach as instructors. The Master of Science Degree in Medical and Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) will provide students with a core, detailed focus on the many facets of simulation based medical education while simultaneously providing those students with multiple options to pursue related areas of interest upon graduation.

Faculty from the Drexel Med program includes leading experts from our field of medical simulation:

Sharon Griswold-Theodorson, MD, MPH, a board-certified emergency medicine physician. Her interests include how the implementation of simulated clinical experiences can improve health care education, clinical patient outcomes & #patient safety. Learn more here.


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Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE – Suzan is an internationally known thought leader & sought-after speaker in simulation. She received the highest honor in nursing education for simulation from the National League for Nursing in 2010 and serves as a consultant on the landmark National Simulation Study. Learn more here.

D. Scott Lind, MD – Scott is the chair of the Dept. of Surgery. He has pursued clinical interests in breast cancer & melanoma, & educational topics, particularly the use of simulation in medical education. He has published more than 130 papers & book chapters & has given more than 100 regional & national presentations. More click here.

Roberta L. Hales MHA, RRT-NPS, RN – Roberta is a simulation educator at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she is involved in program development, scenario design & simulation facilitator training. She has lectured on pediatric simulation education at the local, state, national & international level. For more, click here.

Komal Bajaj, MD – Komal is a member of the faculty at the Institute for Medical Simulation & Advanced Learning (IMSAL) & an assistant professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her simulation interests include in-situ drills, debriefing complex clinical scenarios & ultrasound based simulation. Click for more.

Kymberlee Elles-Montgomery, DrNP, CRNP-BC, CNE – Kymberlee specializes in interprofessional education initiatives that foster communication & collaboration across disciplines to improve patient safety, quality of care & decrease medical errors. She is board certified as a women’s health nurse practitioner. Click for more.

Jami Smith, MPA, Med, PA-C – Jami is not only the academic director but also a simulation educator. She has experience as an assistant professor & academic coordinator, & as an emergency medicine physician assistant. Her research focuses on the use of simulation to incorporate active learning strategies into graduate and post-graduate levels. More here.

If you are not at the INACSL nursing simulation event, the Sim Division of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine will be presenting workshops and posters at the Canadian Simulation Summit in Toronto in September.

Check out the Drexel Med Facebook Page to see the latest and the Drexel Med MSMS website page to learn more!


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