Introducing SimFails… and Other Conversations from the Sim Sofa

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SimFails … and Other Conversations from the Sim Sofa

The Center for Medical Simulation is thrilled to present a new podcast from some of the world’s leading simulation educators: Janice Palaganas, Kirsty Freeman, and Marcus Rall are an experienced, interprofessional, global healthcare simulation team, and they’re here to talk about all the ways they’ve “stuffed it up” over the past 20 years so that you can learn from their failures!

Join them in the coming months for SimFails … and other conversations from the sim sofa.

About Us

Dr. med. Marcus Rall is founder and CEO of InPASS, Institute for Patient Safety & Team Training in Reutlingen, Germany with a focus on human factors, teamwork and simulation team training, as well as train-the-trainer concepts. He worked 17 years as a physician in anesthesiology and prehospital emergency medicine. He studied medicine in Germany, at Harvard, and at the University of Michigan and has worked as a fire-fighter and paramedic. He is founding president of the German Society for Simulation in Healthcare (DGSiM) and was Co-Chair of the IMSH World Congress of Simulation 2008. He is associate editor of the international journal Simulation in Healthcare.

Over the last 15+ years Kirsty Freeman has been in simulation-based education and research within both the clinical and academic settings. The most recent of her positions is with The University of Western Australia, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, where she is part of the academic faculty in the Division of Health Professions Education. With a Masters in Health Professions Education (Research), Kirsty is currently a PhD Candidate researching the incidence of impostor phenomenon in healthcare simulation faculty, and the impact of professional identity. Co-Chair for IMSH 2020 and Chair of the Media and Communications Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Kirsty is soon to be inducted as a Fellow in the SSH Academy Class of 2020.

Dr. Janice Palaganas is currently the Director of Educational Innovation and Development for the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) in Boston, Massachusetts and a Lecturer for Harvard Medical School, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Pain Management. Janice has developed a passion in teamwork from her background as an emergency nurse, trauma nurse practitioner, director of emergency and critical care services, and faculty for schools of medicine, nursing, allied health, management, physician assistant program, and emergency medicine. As a behavioral scientist, her passion is in using healthcare simulation as a platform for interprofessional education (IPE) and has served as a committee member of the National Academy of Medicine’s (formerly the Institute of Medicine [IOM]) report on measuring the impact of IPE on practice.