Hari Prabhakar is a resident in Anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He spent the month of March at the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) on an elective rotation. The goal of the rotation program is to expose residents to the potential and operational use of simulation for education, clinical training and research. Over the course of the month, residents develop simulation scenarios including patient records, plot, setup, debriefing notes, and references.
“It was a privilege to be able to spend the month of March at the Center for Medical Simulation. The month was incredibly useful in many ways. Having come to CMS so many times as a resident, it was fantastic to be able to see and participate in the operative side of the simulation experience, whether it be setting up for the simulation, serving as an actor, or participating in the various course discussions. A highlight of the month was being able to participate in the Comprehensive Instructor Course. I found that the debriefing skills and spirit of genuinely curious enquiry that was encouraged in the course has far-reaching uses outside of just the simulation domain. Additionally, I feel much more confident in handling crises scenarios in the clinical setting, having seen different teams maneuver through challenging situations in unique and illustrative ways. The opportunity to develop a simulation scenario was also invaluable, and I look forward to continuing to stay involved CMS, especially during my pain fellowship, with regards to the pain management course offered at the Center!”
– Hari Prabhakar, MD