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Application of medical simulation in the education of medical students in the area of gynecology and obstetrics

Tomasz Klosiewicz12, Radoslaw Zalewski3, Joanna Faferek4, Agnieszka Zawiejska5
DOI: 10.5603/GP.2020.0046
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Pubmed: 32495935
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Ginekol Pol 2020;91(5):281-286.
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  1. Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Department of Medical Rescue, Poznan, Poland
  2. Polish Society of Medical Simulation, Poland
  3. Department of Rescue and Disaster Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
  4. Department of Medical Education, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland
  5. Department of Reproduction, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland.

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Vol 91, No 5 (2020)
REVIEW PAPERS Gynecology
Published online: 2020-05-29

Abstract

The education of new generations of doctors faces major challenges. The education system should ensure access to modern
and effective educational techniques. Medical simulation is a method that is developing very dynamically. Currently, every
medical university in Poland has access to the facilities of a Medical Simulation Centre. Many types of simulations can be
used. The variety of techniques is considerable. Starting from simple trainers, through advanced patient simulators to hybrid
simulation or virtual reality. Thanks to their use, it is possible to teach basic medical procedures in a safe way, without
compromising the patient’s intimacy. An additional advantage is the possibility to train in an interdisciplinary team. The
aim of this work was to present the possibility of using medical simulation as a method of effective and interesting teaching
of medical students in the field of gynaecology and obstetrics. The authors described different techniques and levels of
simulation sophistication. The basic tasks of the teacher were also described. The paper may be an interesting complement
to the knowledge of education for each physician involved in the work with students.

Abstract

The education of new generations of doctors faces major challenges. The education system should ensure access to modern
and effective educational techniques. Medical simulation is a method that is developing very dynamically. Currently, every
medical university in Poland has access to the facilities of a Medical Simulation Centre. Many types of simulations can be
used. The variety of techniques is considerable. Starting from simple trainers, through advanced patient simulators to hybrid
simulation or virtual reality. Thanks to their use, it is possible to teach basic medical procedures in a safe way, without
compromising the patient’s intimacy. An additional advantage is the possibility to train in an interdisciplinary team. The
aim of this work was to present the possibility of using medical simulation as a method of effective and interesting teaching
of medical students in the field of gynaecology and obstetrics. The authors described different techniques and levels of
simulation sophistication. The basic tasks of the teacher were also described. The paper may be an interesting complement
to the knowledge of education for each physician involved in the work with students.

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Keywords

high fidelity simulation training; medical education; patient safety; quality of health care; gynaecology

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Title

Application of medical simulation in the education of medical students in the area of gynecology and obstetrics

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 91, No 5 (2020)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

281-286

Published online

2020-05-29

DOI

10.5603/GP.2020.0046

Pubmed

32495935

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2020;91(5):281-286.

Keywords

high fidelity simulation training
medical education
patient safety
quality of health care
gynaecology

Authors

Tomasz Klosiewicz
Radoslaw Zalewski
Joanna Faferek
Agnieszka Zawiejska

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