Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)

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Anesthesia Resident One-Month Elective Rotation in Medical Simulation

Simulated ORSenior Anesthesia Residents working at a Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospital are eligible to participate in our Elective Rotation.

The goal of the program is to deeply expose residents to the potential and operational use of simulation for education, clinical training and research. Over the course of the month, the resident will be required to develop a simulation scenario, including patient records, plot, setup, debriefing notes, and references.





Anesthesiology CA-3 Resident Elective Rotation in Medical Simulation
Requirements for Completion

Read the Welcome Letter.

Choose an advisor from the simulator faculty (See faculty list).

  • Initial review of month plan
  • Mid-month progress meeting
  • End of rotation review

Read: the articles on medical simulation provided in the monthly resident packet.

Read: Crisis Management in Anesthesiology by D.Gaba, K. Fish, & S. Howard. Churchill-Livingston, 1994.

Participate in all of the Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management (ACRM) Courses (See schedule in monthly calendar).

  • Play each of the key roles (Anesthesiologist, Surgeon, Circulator, etc.)
  • Operate the simulator for at least one scenario
  • Attend and contribute to as many debriefings as possible
  • Facilitate at least one debriefing
  • Help with set-up of scenarios when possible

Participate in all Crisis Resource Management Courses in another field (Emergency Medicine, Code Teams, Labor & Delivery) that are held during your month here (See schedule in monthly calendar).

Develop at least one complete scenario. (See Medical Record Guidelines). This includes the following:

  • Plot and role definition
  • Set-up sheet
  • Complete medical record (H&P, preOp, labs, consents, radiology, etc.)
  • All films, ECGs, and other documents in computer format
  • At least one review paper (not text book) on the primary medical issue
  • One or more research papers on the primary or secondary medical issues
  • At least one paper on the behavioral issue(s) in the scenario
  • Debriefing guide

Participate at the Harvard Medical School Simulation Center, Beth Isreal Deaconess Simulation Center, MGH Simulation Program, BWH Simulation Program (STRATUS) and Boston Children's Hospital Simulation Program as scheduled.

Complete a simulation oriented project as assigned.

Write a one-page summary of the rotation.

Complete the Rotation Evaluation Form.

Print and complete this checklist.

I have completed all of the requirements listed above:

Resident Name

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Resident Signature & Date

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Faculty Advisor Signature & Date