Launching Resident Led Simulations to Augment the Undergraduate Medical School Curriculum
There is good evidence for the benefits of simulation training in medical education. We developed a simulation program meant to augment early didactic curricular learning. Resident teachers were primed on the material their students had previously covered and encouraged to redirect groups as they navigated specially designed cases. Residents made for excellent teachers given the near peer phenomenon. Limited infrastructure and access to physician teachers are commonly cited as barriers to simulation training. We proposed that a similar, curriculum augmenting simulation program could be replicated at low cost with a standard mannequin, a computer, and a supportive residency program.