Simulation - Procedural Curricula

Our Pediatric Simulation Curriculum started during the 2008-2009 academic year and has become an integral part of our resident education. The MUSC Healthcare Simulation Center is a state-of-the-art facility that provides residents the opportunity to train and participate with high fidelity simulation manikins and task trainers. Each mannequin provides real life experience with the ability to monitor vital signs, quality of chest compressions, and procedural practice. The simulation curriculum for the pediatric residents includes dedicated time to practice procedural skills that are ACGME required, as well as participate in mock codes and neonatal/pediatric resuscitations in the simulation center as well as “in-situ” in the Children’s Hospital. Residents participate in simulation at least 5 times per year in small groups and have the chance to spend additional time at the center as well. Residents also have the opportunity to teach medical students during their own simulation lab sessions.