Over the course of your 15 months in the program, you will have the opportunity to experience essential communication, management and safety skills, all of which are vital to students preparing for a career in medicine. As a result, we created a series of workshops that will build upon these skills. In addition, the Simulation Center will be used mock admissions interviews in preparation for applying to medical school.
Mock interviews and Recording Interviews
In order to prepare for medical school interviews, you will have the opportunity to do mock interviews with CMSRU faculty, staff and students in the Simulation Center. These mock interviews will allow you the opportunity to practice an interview and to receive feedback on your performance. Additionally, the mock interviews will be video recorded and you will have the chance to review your performance in order to self-reflect upon the process and to identify additional ways that you may improve.
Communication Workshop (Styles of Communications & Skills for Clinic)
There are many different types of communication skills that are necessary for a novice clinician to acquire. In the Simulation Center, you will have the opportunity to work with Simulated Patients (SPs) in order to learn and practice these skills. Some of these communication skills include, but are not limited to, utilizing and decoding body language, opening the patient-clinician encounter and providing information in ways that patients can understand.
Crisis Resource Management
Effective teamwork in healthcare is a vital component of patient safety. This is no more important than in time of crisis. In the Simulation Center, you will learn the core concepts of Crisis Resource Management (CRM), a process which guides healthcare teams through fast paced, highly stressful and quickly changing situations. This Simulation Center session will include classroom activities, as well as interactive experiences with the high fidelity mannequins.
Suturing is one of the key skills that medical students learn during their clinical rotations. You will have the opportunity to be introduced to basic suture skills in the Simulation Center. You will practice utilizing the same materials that our third year medical students do.
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