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A recorded interprofessional simulation featuring a standardized patient

The simulation paradigm shift: The growth of simulation in health professions education and CPD

November 12, 2014 — Photo credit: Cameron MacLennan, The Standardized Patient Program, University of Toronto (A recorded interprofessional simulation featuring a standardized patient)

Simulation-based education is contributing to a major paradigm shift in health professions education and continuing professional development (CPD).

An experiential form of learning that replicates real-world scenarios, SIM-based education is now widely used in Ontario’s medical and nursing schools. It is employed as an important quality improvement tool in the clinical setting, to better prepare clinicians and hospital staff for common procedures (e.g. Code White simulations). SIM-based education also prepares hospital staff for potential…

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