Medical Education and Simulation

Simulation Lab; Director: Margarita M. Vasquez, M.D.

Dr. Vasquez’s research interests have focused on improving trainee simulation for intubation success with direct- and video-laryngoscopy in a mannequin and in a large animal model.  Dr. Vasquez has implemented rapid cycle deliberate practice (RCDP) into the resuscitation model and has a team of experts to lead these efforts with dedicated time for the Neonatal-Perinatal fellows, neonatal and OB transport team members.

Medical Education (JA Petershack, MM Vasquez)

It is our goal to become recognized leaders in medical education, in part achieved by utilizing innovative and effective pedagogies. We strive to ensure that our learners are engaged with the best learning tools and state of the art technology which will enable them to utilize that training to provide unsurpassed care to their future patients.  Our experienced faculty educators use a variety of different techniques, including team-based learning and flipped classrooms, each of which are tailored to the appropriate educational level of those learners; medical students, pediatric residents, and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellows. Faculty educators have gained national and international recognition by dissemination of their work in the form of educational workshops at the Pediatric Academic Societies and American Academy of Pediatrics meetings.