Jan. 18 talk will focus on standardized-patient encounters

Rachel Yudkowsky, MD, an expert in simulation-based instruction and assessment, will speak at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Lester Hall, room 104, at a seminar on “Assessing Clinical Reasoning in Standardized Patient Encounters.” The lecture will focus on standardized-patient checklists and post-encounter notes to help promote clinical reasoning.
Dr. Yudkowsky is an Associate Professor of Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Director of the school’s Graham Clinical Performance Center. The Sentara Center for Simulation & Immersive Learning at EVMS is sponsoring the lecture. Please RSVP to Sterline Everette.

SCSIL Named a BBN Foundation Center of Excellence

Eastern Virginia Medical School's Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning was named a Breaking Bad News Foundation Center of Excellence for Compassionate Communication in Healthcare on November 3rd, 2016.  Over the past twelve months SCSIL has been host to multiple breaking bad news workshops for the residency programs at EVMS. The workshops are designed to train the residents on effective and compassionate communication in healthcare.  To learn more about the BBN foundation, visit http://bbnfoundation.org/.


Pictured left to right:  Merridee Schroeder, Lorraine Lyman, Dr. Tony Orsini, and Alicia Wolters

Amelia Wallace to Chair ASPE Educational Content Committee

Amelia Wallace, Simulation Specialist and Senior Standardized Patient Educator at the Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning at EVMS, has been selected to chair the Educational Content Committee for the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE). She has served on the committee since 2012 and has chaired the Core Curriculum subcommittee since 2013. She is a former recipient of the ASPE Emerging Leader Award.

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Greenspan Education Fund for Enhancing Surgical Education

EVMS surgery residents recently participated in a manikin based simulation training exercise funded by the Greenspan Education Fund at the Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning. The Greenspan Education Fund was established thanks to a generous gift from Mark Greenspan, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, and his wife Betty Greenspan.  The Fund will be used to enhance the simulation curriculum for fourth-year EVMS medical students and surgical residents.    

Institute of Medicine/ Society for Simulation in Healthcare Lead Innovator Award

Geoff Miller, Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions and Andrew Cross, Director, Simulation Technology presented The Automated Intelligent Mentoring System (AIMS): Applying Game Technology to Advance Medical Education at the Institute of Medicine(IOM)/Society for Simulation in Healthcare(SSH) Gaming Arcade on April 23rd, 2015 during the Envisioning the Future of Health Professional Education Workshop in Washington, DC.  The arcade consisted of 26 innovations that were demonstrated and judged by a panel of judges.  Geoff and Andrew were awarded the lead innovator award and asked to present AIMS to the entire workshop on April 24th.