Join Us! Online Simulation Journal Club

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join us in the Online Simulation Journal Club

Hosted by Brown Emergency Medicine Simulation

This group meets quarterly in a live online format. Simulation fellows from various sites across the United States present articles and facilitate critical review. While the discussion is held at the fellowship level, other simulation professionals, scholars, and trainees are invited to attend.

our next online meeting: April 4th at 12:00 noon Eastern standard time


1) Expose Simulation Fellows and trainees to advances in simulation education and research
2) Improve reading behavior and frequency of Simulation Fellows and trainees
3) Increase communication and collaboration between Simulation Fellows, educators, and researchers at different sites across the globe

1) Access and read the article(s) prior to the online meeting time
2) Complete the brief feedback form at the end of each session (Access your feedback form here)
3) Consider volunteering to present at a future journal club

System Requirements for Participation:
1) Internet Connection
2) Web Camera
3) Microphone and headphones


Death of the Mannequin?

While the field of healthcare simulation has advanced greatly, many unanswered questions about best practices remain. One such question, surrounds the topic of mannequin death during simulation. Should simulation participants be protected from the stress and anxiety that surround death? Is mannequin death viewed as failure by participants, or a realistic representation of the clinical environment? How does this variable effect learner outcomes? Does it cause emotional harm?

For the April 2018 Online Simulation Journal Club, we will discuss a randomized trial of simulation methods that addresses these vary questions.

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Presenter: Dr Alexandra (Lexie) Mannix

Instructor, Rush University Medical Center

Simulation Fellow

Rush University Medical Center/Cook County Hospital

Exposure to Simulated Mortality Affects Resident Performance During Assessment Scenarios, Andrew Goldberg et. al.

  • Link to the Article HERE

  • Join the Google Hangout HERE

  • Give Us Some Feedback HERE

Full Citation: Goldberg A, Samuelson S, Khelemsky Y, et al. Exposure to Simulated Mortality Affects Resident Performance During Assessment Scenarios. Simul Healthc. 2017;12(5):282-288

Questions or comments?

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Andrew Musits is the creator and director of the Online Simulation Journal Club series. He is an emergency medicine physician and educator.

Is your publication going to be the topic of discussion?
Are you a simulation fellow interested in presenting?
Are you a faculty member interested in mentoring a fellow?
Please contact me!

Andrew Musits, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Brown University, Warren Alpert School of Medicine

University Emergency Medicine Foundation