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Choose your own story: combining interactive voting technology and high-fidelity patient simulations in the lecture theatre, for large group preclinical medical education

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Clare GuildingORCiD



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A major challenge faced by undergraduate medical students is application and integration of their basic science knowledge into clinical practice.1 Such integration forms a crucial component in the effective evaluation and management of patients.2 However, medical schools often struggle to provide sufficient early clinical experience to facilitate this process, particularly in the first, predominantly preclinical, years.3 High-fidelity patient simulation provides a unique opportunity for students to apply learned principles in a safe, controlled learning environment, and can encourage a deeper level of understanding through active and experiential learning.4Yet, medical student use of simulation in the UK is primarily conducted in small groups in the later, largely clinical, years. A limited number of institutions use lecture theatre-based simulations with the class principally observing.5 This paper describes the development of interactive lecture theatre-based simulations which enable large cohorts of preclinical medical students to apply their scientific knowledge to clinical scenarios.

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Author(s): Guilding C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning

Year: 2016

Volume: 2

Issue: 2

Pages: 47-49

Print publication date: 10/06/2016

Online publication date: 07/03/2016

Acceptance date: 17/02/2016

Date deposited: 14/06/2016

ISSN (electronic): 2056-6697

Publisher: BMJ Group


DOI: 10.1136/bmjstel-2016-000106


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