Virtual Simulation in Medical Education

Virtual Simulation in Medical Education

Rachel Umoren, MBBCh, MS is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology at the University of Washington where she is Associate Division Head for Research, Director of Research for the Neonatal Education and Simulation-based Training (NEST) program and Inpatient Medical Director for Telehealth at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She also holds adjunct appointments in the Department of Global Health and Department of Surgery Division of Healthcare Simulation Science. 

Dr. Umoren is active in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare as the Chair of the Virtual Simulation Section (previously Serious Games and Virtual Environments). She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, serving as a member of the Section on Global Health executive committee and as Program Director for the International Community Access to Child Health (ICATCH) Program.   

Her NIH and AHRQ-funded research focus is on improving neonatal resuscitation and care practices through virtual simulation education in high and low resource settings. 

In this episode our guest, Rachel Umoren, MBBCh, MS,  joins Kate Mulligan, PhD to discuss Virtual Simulation in Medical Education.   


General Resources:

Virtual prenatal counseling simulator

Virtual simulations on newborn resuscitation and care

Electronic Helping Babies Breathe (2019)

Virtual disaster evacuation simulator

Virtual team training simulations

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