Electives

The KidSIM program offers an elective rotation for residents and fellows with an interest in developing skills and experience in simulation-based education. Residents will mentor and train with KidSIM's simulation education and research experts, develop and run their own scenarios, as well as participate in any faculty development courses, journal clubs, workshops or visiting professor rounds that occur during their rotation.

Electives will be provided with a calendar of events that are taking place during the rotation. This schedule will be reviewed by the Medical Director at the beginning of the rotation to ensure that the necessary volume and breadth of experienced will be achieved. At the completion of the rotation, an In-Training Evaluation Report (ITER) will be completed and forwarded to the resident’s / fellow’s Program Director. This evaluation will be a compilation of all of the experiences during the rotation, and input from all co-facilitators will be sought. An exit interview and final evaluation will be performed with the Medical Director.

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FOUR MAJOR COMPONENTS OF ELECTIVE ROTATIONS

1. SIMULATION PROGRAM OPERATIONS

Residents will demonstrate an understanding of the basic planning, organization and operation of a simulation center. Residents will also understand the value of experiential learning in adult education and how simulation is an ideal tool for that type of learning. Residents will also demonstrate an understanding of the different simulation equipment available.

2. SIMULATOR TECHNICAL SKILLS

Residents will demonstrate the basic use of the simulation equipment and software being used in the KidSIM Program. Residents will also demonstrate how to facilitate a scenario for learners.

3. DEBRIEFING SKILLS

Residents will demonstrate how to run an effective debriefing session following a simulation scenario.  Most of the time in the rotation will be spent practicing and consolidating these skills. Residents are encouraged to get involved in as many sessions as possible, and to take advantage of this practice in the presence of an experienced facilitator.

4. SCENARIO DEVELOPMENT 

Residents will demonstrate an understanding of the aspects and development of an objective-based scenario, including relevant roles, props and audiovisual aides. 

ELECTIVE ROTATION OBJECTIVES

SCHOLAR

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of experiential learning and medical simulation and their different applications to medical education.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of simulation equipment available.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic planning, organization and operation of a simulation lab/center.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of associated components: orientation and pre-briefing, scenario running, debriefing.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the aspects and development of an objective-based scenario.

  • Demonstrate the basic use of the simulation equipment and software being used in the ACH.

  • Demonstrate how to facilitate a scenario for learners.

  • Demonstrate how to run an effective debriefing session following a simulation scenario.

  • Create an evidence-based scenario complete with relevant roles, props and audiovisual aides.

 

COLLABORATOR

  • Work with educators from other disciplines to deliver experiential learning-based simulation scenarios. Communicator:

  • Use effective listening and observation skills to identify potential debriefing items.

  • Effectively communicate key elements of knowledge, skills, and behaviours and attitudes (including element of team resource management) to simulation participants.

 

PROFESSIONAL

  • Demonstrates a professional and respectful attitude towards other simulation facilitators and simulation participants.