Simulation Committee

Simulation Division

Simulation Leaders

Chair

Aga De Castro, MD, MPH

UCONN Health/Hartford Hospital
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Chair-Elect

Shyam Murali, MD

Texas A&M College of Medicine
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Vice Chair

Alex Tran

Brown Medical School

Vice Chair

John Peacock

University of Texas Med School - Houston

Staff Liaison

Sherri Lewis

Marketing & Special Events Manager
Contact Sherri

Director of Technology

Nick Salerno, MD

Louisiana State University
Contact Nick

Chair

Aga De Castro, MD, MPH

UCONN Health/Hartford Hospital
Contact Aga

Chair-Elect

Shyam Murali, MD

Texas A&M College of Medicine
Contact Shyam

Vice Chair

Alex Tran

Brown Medical School

Vice Chair

John Peacock

University of Texas Med School - Houston

Staff Liaison

Sherri Lewis

Marketing & Special Events Manager
Contact Sherri

Director of Technology

Nick Salerno, MD

Louisiana State University
Contact Nick

Simulation Liaisons

SimWars Liaison:  Chana Rich, Brown University, PGY3

Public Relations:  Alex Tran, Brown University, MSIII

Why Simulation?

Medical Simulation is widely becoming an important part of medical education and has become a popular fellowship among EM graduates. EMRA members who enjoy simulation, are involved in simulation either at the medical student or residency level, and/or want to pursue further education in simulation are encouraged to join the EMRA Simulation Division. Much has been accomplished since our first meeting at ACEP13. The division, led by a great team of resident and student leaders, is working hard to enhance member knowledge of medical simulation by providing access to various sim resources as well as increase member involvement through publication and volunteer opportunities.

Current Initiatives

  • Monthly newsletter - emailed through Basecamp and archived on our site (see below)
    • If you do not receive an emailed version of the newsletter, we encourage you to join the division. Please go to the EMRA Division page.
  • Simulation Resources
  • Establish a Medical Student Simulation Program
  • Establish a Case Bank to be shared among EMRA members
  • Produce Simulation Guides to help sim enthusiasts perfect their skills in both the clinical and simulation arenas (i.e. debriefing, how to approach a case, etc.)
  • Compile a list of available domestic and international Simulation Fellowships
  • Provide opportunities to increase Member Involvement

Joining EMRA Committees is easy and FREE.

Just log into your EMRA account and select which one(s) you wish to join.

Once you join, you will receive an invitation to be part of the EMRA Committee Basecamp, which helps facilitate communication and collaboration.

Simulation Fellowships

Find Simulation Fellowships around the US.

Virtual Mentorship

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Simulation Resources

A collection of simulation resources you can use.

EMRA Fellowship Guide

Chapter 23 Simulation Fellowship

Medical simulation is an educational technique that can bridge gaps in traditional education and training approaches through the safe, structured fostering of medical knowledge, decision-making, procedural skills, teamwork, and communication.  Health care simulation as a specialty is guided by 4 main purposes: education, assessment, research, and patient safety. Simulation can be as extensive as virtual reality surgical simulators for fine technical skills, computer-based avatars and virtual patients for decision-making skills, or as straightforward as using actors with standardized patients for communication skills. A key component of this method of teaching is to promote a safe learning environment where technical and non-technical clinical skills can be taught, assessed, and reviewed with participants in order for them to apply the lessons learned and skills acquired to real patient care.

Go to Chapter 23

Monthly Simulation Committee Newsletters (Archive)

External Simulation Articles

Back to the Basics in Medical Simulation: 11 Programmatic Factors

Nikita Joshi, MD
Academic Life in Emergency Medicine 1/11/2014
Let us start 2014 with renewed vigor and interest in simulation! To do that, I am going to take it way back and review the basics of simulation with a 2007 article that I consider landmark for

Simulation: A tool for non-clinicians

Nikita Joshi, MD
ALiEM 1/25/2014
Thought simulation is only for doctors and nurses? Think again! More and more, people are reconsidering the notion that medical simulation has only application in the clinical setting. By rethinking
The primary objective of this project was to develop and pilot high-fidelity rapid cycle deliberate practice (RCDP) simulation cases for junior emergency medicine residents and to compare resident
Newborn delivery and resuscitation are essential emergency medicine skills, yet are rare occurrences. Simulation can provide integrated training in these essential skills addressing a deficit in
Subspecialty training within emergency medicine is increasingly becoming a popular route for those interested in pursuing an academic faculty position. This year, we will cover the ins-and-outs,

264 Iatrogenic Critical Care Procedure Complication Boot Camp: A Simulation-Based Pilot Study

E. Riefkohl-Ortiz, J.A. Frey, J. Yee, M.D. Gothard, P.G. Hughes, D.A. Ballas, R.A. Ahmed
Annals of Emergency Medicine 10/1/2018
Traditional medical education strategies teach learners how to correctly perform procedures while neglecting to provide formal training on iatrogenic error management. Error management training (EMT)