Simulation teaches med student importance of teamwork

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Simulation teaches med student importance of teamwork
November 16, 2012

SIM-one is proud to announce David Clinkard, a student from Queen's University School of Medicine, as the winner of its inaugural Simulation Student Contest.

The SIM-one Simulation Student Contest was created to highlight the work of Ontario healthcare students who have used simulation to further develop their professional roles. The theme of the contest was: “How healthcare simulation transformed my learning”. Participants were required to submit an essay or video for evaluation.

In his essay submission, David Clinkard admits to knowing little about simulation prior to entering medical school. His perception and appreciation of simulation would dramatically change following his participation at his school's Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC). Not only did simulation develop David's critical technical skills, it also gave him a much better understanding of the team dynamics and leadership ability needed in today's clinical setting.

David's work will be highlighted at SIM-one's 2012 Ontario Simulation Exposition on December 5-7 in Toronto.