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Guidelines for better simulation training

Residency Program Insider, October 25, 2013

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A group of cardiology experts have released guidelines for using simulation to train medical residents.

According to cardiovascular news website TCTMD, Sandy M. Green, MD, of Geisinger Medical Center and his colleagues at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Board of Internal Medicine surveyed 14 ACGME-accredited interventional cardiovascular residency programs that used simulators.

Based on their findings, the authors suggested guidelines for simulation, including:
•    Creating standard cases that encompass skills and knowledge required for interventional cardiologists
•    Incorporating a standard didactic curriculum that meets evidence-based learning standards into simulation
•    Studying the effect of simulation training on a large scale
•    Including formal simulation programs in the society’s scientific sessions

The authors will publish a white paper about cardiovascular simulation training in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.



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