UBC Pediatric Resident Simulation Curriculum Coordinators: Keira Dheensaw, Juliana Wu, Sofie Lopez
Every academic year, each resident R1-R2-R3 will take part in six simulation sessions, each one covering a specific theme: Respiratory, Cardiology, Shock, Neurology/Metabolics, Trauma, Neonates.
Two scenarios will be run during each Sim session for a total of 12 scenarios per year. Each resident will have the opportunity to lead at least twice a year. The complexity of each scenario will be adapted to the level of the resident group.
All the residents have been paired in year-specific groups of 5 residents. A simulation-trained staff and/or fellow will be supervising each Sim session and will lead the debriefing after each scenario.
Dr. Amie Dmytryshyn and Dr. Jasmine Allaire are our two awesome Simulation leading staff who are supervising this whole curriculum.
The Sim sessions will take place at the Simulation Center: Room E6, 6th floor of the Shaughnessy Building. For certain groups, in-situ simulations on the ward might happen–you will be notified ahead of time.
The Sim sessions will occur parallel to Academic Half Day. Each group of 5 residents will be excused from AHD ONLY during the duration of their Sim session.
Group A: 12h30 – 14h
Group B: 14h – 15h30
The residents of Group A are expected to be at the Simulation Center 10 minutes before the start of the session, and to go back to AHD immediately after their Sim session. The residents of Group B are expected to leave AHD 10 min before the start of their Sim session. Be respectful of the lecturer and make sure to sit in proximity of the back-door exit. The lecturers will be notified ahead of time that you will leave for a Sim Session, so nobody will be offended.
A huge amount of resources are necessary for each session, this will therefore be a MANDATORY activity. Out of respect for your colleagues, the leading Physicians / Fellows and the staff of the Sim Center, we kindly ask you to always be ON TIME. Due to the very short time frame we have available NO DELAYS will be tolerated. If you are late, the first scenario will start without you.
We have spent long hours to try to accommodate all the 45 residents in R1-R2-R3 and have come up with a schedule that respects almost all of your vacations, night float and distributed sites rotations. If you have last minute schedule changes, it is your responsibility to find another resident in the same year as you in order to switch dates.
AM I GOING TO BE EVALUATED?
The Sim session are purely for academic purposes. You will NOT be evaluated. We want this to be clear to everybody: these Sim Sessions are a place for SAFE LEARNING. You will never kill a patient during a simulation, and this is exactly why we want to do them, in order to develop the skills and the mindset necessary to lead a real-life acute situation.
WHAT IF I’M REALLY BAD? … LIKE REEEAAAALLLYYY BAD!!! WHAT WILL THE OTHERS THINK OF ME?
Remember, these Sim sessions are a place for SAFE LEARNING. The rule is: “What happens at the Sim center, stays at the Sim center”. This is a time to show your Professionalism and to adhere to this confidentiality agreement.
If you have questions about this policy please direct them to us and we will do our best to answer. If any concerns arise during the sessions themselves, contact our awesome Chief Residents, they are there for you!!!
HOW CAN I PREPARE MYSELF?
You will be notified of the theme of each Simulation session beforehand. We are developing a list of specific objectives for each session, with direct reference to the Royal College Objectives.