Just received the first Sim Tiki simulation newsletter from this Hawaiian based simulation program doing great work with Japan and across the pacific. Run by Dr. Ben Berg, SimTiki has been providing resident exchange programs with Japanese Universities as well as hands-on training courses in Japan.
First Newsletter Excerpt:
Aloha and welcome to SimTiki’s first e-newsletter! Here you will find news and updates about SimTiki, as well as a preview of our upcoming activities. We hope you will enjoy this communication to keep up-to-date with SimTiki.
We’ve had an eventful past few months and it’s been a year since SimTiki was granted accreditation in Research and Education/Training by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH). Dr. Yoko Akamine, from Nagano, Japan, completed her one year International Research Fellowship and departed in July. Four participants from Japan joined us for SimTiki Academy programs ranging from two week to two months: Akiko Hirata, MD (Nippon Medical School Hospital) Tomohiro Inoue, MD (St. Mary’s Hospital), Yoko Ishibashi, RN (Fukuoka University Nursing School), and Nobuyasu Komazawa, MD (Osaka Medical College). Residents from Akita University & Nagasaki University participated in our JP Resident Physician courses. We continued with our Faculty development courses, FunSim and SimBites, with participants from UH, JABSOM and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC). We were also thrilled to welcome our first participant from the Netherlands at our September FCCS course, along with other learners from TAMC and the OBGYN Hawaii Residency Program. We wish you a happy & healthy holiday season!