Using Simulation in Interprofessional Education

John T. Paige, Deborah D. Garbee, Kimberly Brown, Jose Rojas

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Simulation-based training (SBT) is a powerful educational tool permitting the acquisition of surgical knowledge, skills, and attitudes at both the individual- and team-based level in a safe, nonthreatening learning environment at no risk to a patient. Interprofessional education (IPE), in which participants from 2 or more health or social care professions learn interactively, can help improve patient care through the promotion of efficient coordination, dissemination of advances in care across specialties and professions, and optimization of individual- and team-based function. Nonetheless, conducting SBT IPE sessions poses several tactical and strategic challenges that must be effectively overcome to reap IPE's benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
StateAccepted/In press - 2015



  • Interprofessional education
  • Operating room
  • Simulation
  • Skills acquisition
  • Surgical education
  • Team training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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