Features and uses of high-fidelity medical simulations that lead to effective learning: a BEME systematic review: BEME Guide 4
This report is the first BEME systematic review of the research evidence about the features and use of high-fidelity medical simulations that lead to effective learning. The goal was to cover the scientific literature comprehensively, with detail and rigor. The intent was to paint an objective portrait of the current state of knowledge about high-fidelity simulation in medical education and to begin to set an agenda for continued evaluation research.
- S. Barry Issenberg (lead reviewer), MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean for Research in Medical Education, and Director of Educational Research and Technology at the Center for Research in Medical Education, University of Miami School of Medicine
- William C. McGaghie, PhD, Professor of Medical Education and Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
- Emil R. Petrusa, PhD, Associate Professor of the Practice of Medical Education in the Department of Surgery, Associate Dean for Curriculum Assessment at the Duke University Medical Center
- David Lee Gordon, MD, Professor of Neurology and Medicine, Director of Neurology Teaching, Assistant Director of the Center for Research in Medical Education at the University of Miami School of Medicine
- Ross J. Scalese, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Director of Educational Research and Technology at the Center for Research in Medical Education, University of Miami School of Medicine
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- Published paper (2005)
- Figure 1: Miller's framework for clinical assessment
- Table 2: Literature search strategy
- Apendix 1: Coding sheet
- Appendix 2: Comparative studies with simulator used as educational intervention
- Appendix 3: Comparative studies with simulator used only as assessment intervention
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Review Conference Presentations
The Third Asia-Pacific Medical Education Conference. February 18-21, 2006. Singapore. Workshop: Developing and Implementing a Simulation-based Curriculum.
Northwestern University Annual Research & Development Conference – “Simulation Technology in Medical Education,” October 14, 2005. Chicago, Illinois. Keynote Address: Putting Research about Simulation-based Medical Education into Practice.
Association for Medical Education in Europe 2005 Annual Meeting. August 30 – September 3, 2005. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Workshop: Best Evidence Simulation-based Training Using Harvey, the Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator.
Association for the Study of Medical Education Winter Meeting. February 21, 2004. London, England. Plenary Address: Evidence-based Simulation in Medical Education.
Association of American Medical Colleges Southern Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting. April 24-26, 2003. Oral Presentation: A Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Systematic Review of High-fidelity Simulation in Medical Education.