Simulation-based medical education (SBME), an educational technique that enables participants to experience an immersive representation of a clinical event for the purpose of practice, learning, and evaluation, has seen increasing application in medical education. It provides a relatively ‘no-risk’ means of developing skills, and is associated with improved learner knowledge and patient outcomes.

SBME also plays an important role in skills maintenance with respect to low-frequency high-stakes procedures, making it especially valuable in rural settings.

Full-Time Faculty Researchers

Dr. Michael Parsons
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Chair, Assistant Program Director
Dr. Tia Renouf
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Peter Rogers
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Gillian Sheppard
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Part-Time Faculty Researchers

Dr. Sarah Mathieson
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Recent Publications

Harris, K. M., & Sheppard, G. (2021). The Big Bang: A Virtual Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Simulation for Preclinical Medical Students. Cureus13(5), e14919.
Gallagher P, Smith R, Sheppard G. Use of three-dimensional printing for simulation in ultrasound education: A scoping review. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning 2021;7:410-413.
Williams KL, Renouf TS, Dubrowski A. Pitfalls in Emergency Medicine: Survey-Based Identification of Learning Objectives for Targeted Simulation Curricula by Emergency Department Staff. Cureus. 2020 Dec;12(12):e11965. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.11965.
O'Dea M, Murphy D, Dubrowski A, Rogers P. Optimizing Perimortem Cesarean Section Outcomes Using Simulation: A Technical Report. Cureus. 2020 Sep;12(9).
Gino B, Wang Z, d'Entremont P, Renouf T, Dubrowski A (July 11, 2020) Automated Inflating Resuscitator (AIR): Design and Development of a 3D-Printed Ventilator Prototype and Corresponding Simulation Scenario Based on the Management of a Critical COVID-19 Patient. Cureus 12(7): e9134. doi:10.7759/cureus.9134
McCarthy, R., Gino, B., Williams, K. L., d'Entremont, P., & Renouf, T. S. (2020). Prehospital Trauma Care: A Simulation Scenario for Rural-Based Healthcare Providers. Cureus12(6), e8834.
Pickard, V., O'Regan, N. B., Sheppard, G., & Dubrowski, A. (2020). A Post-operative Masquerade: Simulation-based Scenario Challenging Clinical Clerks to Recognize an Atypical Presentation of Myocardial Infarction. Cureus12(4), e7510.
S. Peng, T. Micks, D. Braganza, K. Sue, M.Woo, P. Rogers, S. Freedman, J. Lewis, S.Hu, C. Varner, N. Patel, S. Hameed, P. Steinmetz. Canadian national survey of family medicine residents on point-of-care ultrasound training. Canadian Family Physician, Dec 2019, 65 (12) e523-e530
Jewer J., Parsons M.H., Dunne C., Smith A., Dubrowski A. Evaluation of a Mobile Telesimulation Unit to Train Rural and Remote Practitioners on High-Acuity Low-Occurrence Procedures: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Internet Res2019; 21(8):e14587. doi: 10.2196/14587
Whalen D, Dunne C, Dubrowski A, et al. (February 01, 2019) Diagnosis and Management of an Inferior ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Simulation Scenario. Cureus 11(2): e3995. doi:10.7759/cureus.3995
Williams, K. L., Dunne, C., & Parsons, M. H. (2019). Emergency Department Presentation of a Patient with a Severe Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed: A Simulation Case for Training Emergency Medicine Residents. Cureus11(1), e3908.
Renouf, T. S., MD, Doyle, M., Pollard, M., Bankovic, T., & Dubrowski, A. (2018). Collaborative Development of a Simulation-augmented Health Education Program in Resource-challenged Regions. Cureus10(6), e2850.
Dunne, C. L., & Parsons, M. (2017). Management of Cold Water-induced Hypothermia: A Simulation Scenario for Layperson Training Delivered via a Mobile Tele-simulation Unit. Cureus9(12), e1990.
Sohi, R., & Sheppard, G. (2017). Hypercalcemia of Malignancy: An Emergency Medicine Simulation. Cureus9(11), e1847.
Doucet, G., Ryan, S., Bartellas, M., Parsons, M., Dubrowski, A., & Renouf, T. (2017). Modelling and Manufacturing of a 3D Printed Trachea for Cricothyroidotomy Simulation. Cureus9(8), e1575.
Horwood C, Williams K, Skinner T, et al. (June 12, 2017) Trauma and Hypothermia in Antarctica: An Emergency Medicine Marine Simulation Scenario. Cureus 9(6): e1341. doi:10.7759/cureus.1341
Addison, R., Skinner, T., Zhou, F., & Parsons, M. (2017). Diabetic Ketoacidosis: An Emergency Medicine Simulation Scenario. Cureus9(5), e1286.
Mathieson, S., Williams, K. L., & Dubrowski, A. (2017). Pediatric Motor Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident: a Simulation Scenario for Emergency Medicine Trainees. Cureus9(2), e1052.
Damas, E., Norcéide, C., Zephyr, Y., Williams, K. L., Renouf, T., & Dubrowski, A. (2016). Development of a Sustainable Simulator and Simulation Program for Laparoscopic Skills Training in Haiti. Cureus8(6), e632.
Whalen, D., Harty, C., Ravalia, M., Renouf, T., Alani, S., Brown, R., & Dubrowski, A. (2016). Helicopter Evacuation Following a Rural Trauma: An Emergency Medicine Simulation Scenario Using Innovative Simulation Technology. Cureus8(3), e524.
Renouf T. Low-Fidelity Simulation in Global and Distributed Settings. CJEM. 2016 Jan;18(1):77. doi: 10.1017/cem.2015.98.
Parsons, M., Murphy, J., Alani, S., & Dubrowski, A. (2015). Thermal Burns and Smoke Inhalation: A Simulation Session. Cureus7(10), e360.
Mathieson S, Whalen D, Dubrowski A (September 07, 2015) Infant Trauma Management in the Emergency Department: An Emergency Medicine Simulation Exercise. Cureus 7(9): e316. doi:10.7759/cureus.316
Angus, K., Parsons, M., Cheeseman, N., & Dubrowski, A. (2015). Asthma Exacerbation: An Emergency Medicine Simulation Scenario. Cureus7(3), e258.
Black H, Renouf T S, Parsons M H, et al. (October 01, 2014) Pregnancy and Privacy in an Emergency Department: A Simulated Session. Cureus 6(10): e216. doi:10.7759/cureus.216
Renouf T S, Black H, Alani S, et al. (September 30, 2014) Body Packing with Cocaine: A Simulation Exercise. Cureus 6(9): e213. doi:10.7759/cureus.213
Renouf T S, Mitchell K, Hollett S, et al. (August 11, 2014) Deteriorating Patient Scenario for Simulation-Based Training of Difficult Patient Encounters in the Emergency Room. Cureus 6(8): e192. doi:10.7759/cureus.192
Angus K, Parsons M H, Dubrowski A (May 06, 2014) Heat Stroke: Emergency Medicine Simulation Scenario. Cureus 6(5): e178. doi:10.7759/cureus.178