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FRM F153 - Use of Simulation for Education and Assessment in Dermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room D235/236

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Claudia Hernandez, MD, FAAD - Handout


  • R. Benjamin Aldridge
  • Amit Garg, MD, FAAD
  • June K. Robinson, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify different methods (virtual reality, standardized patients, etc.) used to develop and deliver simulated clinical scenarios.
  • Assess simulation techniques to determine an examinee's competence in a clinical or procedural skill.
  • Measure the effectiveness of the simulated educational scenario.

Simulation is a rapidly growing healthcare field used to assist in the education and assessment of medical trainees. Simulation includes a wide range of techniques (standardized patients, moulage, computer-based exercises) that reproduce a medical scenario allowing trainees to practice in a safe environment. The ultimate goal of these activities is to improve health education and patient safety. Simulation offers educators the opportunity to schedule defined learning experiences, and repeat certain scenarios until competence is achieved. This session is aimed at educators of medical students and residents and will focus on dermatology simulation learning experiences.


Tuesday, March 05
1:00 PMIntroduction and overview of simulation in dermatology / Dr. Hernandez
1:10 PMTeaching and Assessing Through Moulage / Dr. Garg
1:30 PMQ & A / All faculty
1:35 PMUsing standardized patients for education and assessment of clinical performance / Dr. Hernandez
1:55 PMQ & A / All faculty
2:00 PMDigital simulation's role in skin cancer education: what, why, when, how, where and who / Dr. Aldridge