Teaching team in Emergency Medicine Simulation Program receives McGill Faculty Award

Award recipients are members of the JGH Department of Emergency Medicine, shown from left: Dr. Eleena Pearson, Dr. Haran Balendra, Dr. Kamy Apkarian, EM Sim Program Director Dr. Errol Stern, Dr. Madelaine Yona and Dr. Arzu Chaudry.
Award recipients are members of the JGH Department of Emergency Medicine, shown from left: Dr. Eleena Pearson, Dr. Haran Balendra, Dr. Kamy Apkarian, EM Sim Program Director Dr. Errol Stern, Dr. Madelaine Yona and Dr. Arzu Chaudry.

Congratulations to the members of the teaching team in the JGH Emergency Medicine (EM) Simulation Centre, whose work has earned them a Faculty Award for Teaching Innovation from the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Since the launch of the pace-setting Simulation Centre in June 2023, the program’s educators have trained residents, nurses and respiratory therapists to work together as a multidisciplinary team in a hospital-based simulated space. The Centre provides a safe learning environment in which the teams practice treating a lifelike manikin in simulation scenarios based on real-case experiences of patients with complex, life-threatening and often rare medical conditions. This exposure allows them to gain valuable practical insight into crises situations without any risk to real patients.

The peer-to-peer teaching environment also incorporates extensive debriefs following the exercises, highlighting effective strategies and also proposing areas for improvement, to best prepare the participant and observer learners for real-world emergency situations.

Learn more about the JGH EM Simulation program in testimonials from facilitators and participants who have taught and trained in the hospital-based EM Simulated Centre on our CIUSSS video channel.