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Use of Simulation to Assess Competencies and Improve Healthcare

William C. McGaghie, PhD; Jacob R. Suker, MD, Professor of Medical Education, Professor of Preventive Medicine, Director of Evaluation, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute


    This presentation will address six goals:  

  1. Competence evaluation and transfer of training from the simulation education laboratory to patient care settings;
  2. Describe healthcare education translational science;
  3. Identify features of rigorous simulation-based (S-B) healthcare education;
  4. Interpret data from selected research studies on S-B transfer of training;
  5. Present the big S-B education picture via meta-analysis;
  6. Coda:  effective S-B education interventions, lessons learned, research opportunities, productive academic teams.

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