Incorporating simulation technology into a neurology clerkship

David Matthew Ermak, Douglas W. Bower, Jody Wood, Elizabeth H. Sinz, Milind J. Kothari

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Simulation-based medical education is growing in use and popularity in various settings and specialties. A literature review yields scant information about the use of simulation-based medical education in neurology, however. The specialty of neurology presents an interesting challenge to the field of simulation-based medical education because of the inability of even the most advanced mannequins to mimic a focal neurologic deficit. The authors present simulator protocols for status epilepticus and acute stroke that use a high-fidelity mannequin despite its inability to mimic a focal neurologic deficit. These protocols are used in the training of third- and fourth-year medical students during their neurology clerkship at Penn State College of Medicine. The authors also provide a review of the pertinent literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)628-635
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Osteopathic Association
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Complementary and alternative medicine


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