Since my graduation from MSU/Sparrow Emergency Medicine Residency in 2016, my two primary focuses as a faculty member have been simulation and procedural competency. Currently, EM residents participate in monthly simulation scenarios as well as frequent training/testing of procedures to maintain the highest level of procedural competency. Residents train with high-fidelity mannequins and task trainers to prepare them for safe and reliable patient care. After the introduction of our simulation curriculum, I personally have witnessed increased confidence in resident critical decision making in challenging clinical scenarios. My goal is to use simulation as an educational tool to advance clinical skills and patient assessment. For me, the most satisfying part of simulation is seeing residents use their skills learned in simulation to provide excellent patient care.
Jeffery McGowan, DO