In August 2018, the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) will host three new visiting International Scholars and Fellows. Melanie Barlow, Mabel Gomez, and Clément Buleon will join CMS for 6-12 months to learn from faculty and enhance their current simulation careers.
• Melanie Barlow comes to CMS from Mater Healthcare System, Brisbane, South Australia, where she serves as the Director of Simulation, Mater Education. Melanie has a Masters of Nursing (Intensive Care) and she is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. She is very involved with CMS and Mater in simulation-based education and faculty development. Her research centers on speaking up and speaking with good judgement. Melanie will be at CMS from August 2018 through the end of January 2019.
• Dr. Mabel Gomez comes to CMS from Bogota, Colombia, South America via Washington, DC where she currently resides. Dr. Gomez is a Cardiologist and Critical Care Specialist and is completing a Master of Science in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). While with CMS, she aims to acquire and develop the skills to design and implement and assess programs in simulation-based education, therapeutics and research; and to contribute to the creation of knowledge in medical simulation, through the quest of evidence gaps in the literature. She will be at CMS from August 2018 through the end of January 2019.
• Dr. Clément Buleon comes to CMS from Normandy, France where he works as an Anesthesiologist and Intensivist at University Hospital of Caen. Dr. Buleon has been very involved in simulation-based education and leads simulation activities for professionals on the regional and national level in his country. He recently completed the Advanced Debriefing Course at CMS this past May 2018. While with CMS, his research will focus on assessment, human factors, and deepening his understanding of the relationship between simulation and stress. He will also work on refining his debriefing skills. He will be at CMS from August 2018 thru August 2019.
The group will arrive as Dr. Qian Jun Tong finishes his last two months of a six-month fellowship at CMS. Dr. Tong is an anesthesiologist based at Changi General Hospital in Singapore and is interested in developing a MOCA-like simulation course for faculty-level anesthesiologists.
The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) Simulation Fellowship and International Scholars Program in simulation-based healthcare education is designed to provide learners with the skills necessary to develop, implement, manage and assess healthcare simulation-based programs. The curriculum for this primarily non-clinical program is customized to meet the needs of the learner, ideally during a 6-12 month visit, or longer as desired. The learner experiences most aspects of healthcare simulation-based education, advancing their skills as an instructor, debriefer and leader of healthcare simulation-based activities.