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.

Pertinent Publications:

Medical Student Education:

1.     Integrating Graduates of a National Faculty Development Program into a Community of Practice.  Chandran L, Lu WH, Mogilner L, Rana DT, Petershack J, Turner TL.  Acad Pediatr. 27: S1876-2859(21)00217-5. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2021.04.003. 2021.

2.     The Decline in Community Preceptor Teaching Activity: Exploring the Perspectives of Pediatricians Who No Longer Teach Medical Students.  Paul CR, Vercio C, Tenney-Soeiro R, Peltier C, Ryan MS, Van Opstal ER, Alerte A, Christy C, Kantor JL, Mills WA Jr, Patterson PB, Petershack J, Wai A, Beck Dallaghan GL.  Acad Med. 95(2):301-309. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002947. 2020

3.     Collecting Validity Evidence: A Hands-on Workshop for Medical Education Assessment Instruments.  Paul CR, Ryan MS, Dallaghan GLB, Jirasevijinda T, Quigley PD, Hanson JL, Khidir AM, Petershack J, Jackson J, Tewksbury L, Rocha MEM.  MedEdPORTAL. 15:10817. doi: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10817. 2019.

4.     Conducting Quantitative Medical Education Research: From Design to Dissemination. Abramson EL, Paul CR, Petershack JA, Serwint J, Fischel JE, Rocha M, Treitz M, McPhillips H, Lockspeiser T, Hicks P, Tewksbury L, Vasquez MM, Tancredi DJ, Li ST. Academic Pediatrics.18(2):129-139. 2018.

Pediatric Resident Education:

1.     Integrating Graduates of a National Faculty Development Program into a Community of Practice.  Chandran L, Lu WH, Mogilner L, Rana DT, Petershack J, Turner TL.  Acad Pediatr. S1876-2859(21)00217-5. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2021.04.003. 2021.

2.     Recruiting and Retaining Community-Based Preceptors: A Multicenter Qualitative Action Study of Pediatric Preceptors.  Beck Dallaghan GL, Alerte AM, Ryan MS, Patterson PB, Petershack J, Christy C, Mills WA Jr, Paul CR, Peltier C, Stamos JK, Tenney-Soeiro R, Vercio C.  Acad Med. 92(8):1168-1174. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001667. 2017.

3.     What Do Pediatric Residents Gain from Experience in Juvenile Justice? A Qualittive Analysis of Community-Based Learning. Hanson ER, Finley EP, Petershack JA.  Acad Pediatr. 17(3):296-302. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2016.12.006. 2017

4.     NewB for newbies: a randomized control trial training housestaff to perform neonatal intubation with direct and videolaryngoscopy. Koele-Schmidt L; Vasquez MM.  Paediatric Anaesthesia. 26(4):392-8, 2016

Neonatal-Perinatal Fellows Education:

1.     Essential of neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship: scholarship perspective. Bauserman M, Vasquez M, Chess PR, Carbajal M; ONTPD Fellowship Directors Writing Group, Good M.  J Perinatol. doi: 10.1038/s41372-021-00957-3. 2021

2.     “Megaflip,” a Novel Approach to National Collaboration for Flipped Classroom Education.  Beer L, Gray M, Carbajal MM, French H, Vasquez M, Bauserman M, Bonachea EM.  Acad Pediatr. 20(6):758-759. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2020.05.027. 2020

3.     Value, Strengths, and Challenges of e-Learning Modules Paired with the Flipped Classroom for Graduate Medical Education: A Survey from the National Neonatology Curriculum. Gray MM, Dadiz R, Izatt S, Gillam-Krakauer M, Carbajal MM, Falck AJ, Bonachea EM, Johnston LC, Karpen H, Vasquez MM, Chess PR, French H. American Journal of Perinatology. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1709145. 2020.

4.     Flipping the classroom: a national pilot curriculum for physiology in neonatal-perinatal medicine. French H, Gray M, Gillam-Krakauer M, Bonachea EM, Carbajal M, Payne A, Vasquez MM, Rubinos L, Falck A, Izatt S, Dadiz R.  Journal of Perinatology. 38(10):1420-1427. 2018.

5.     Creating the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network.  Mink R, Schwartz A, Carraccio C, High P, Dammann C, McGann KA, Kesselheim J, Herman B; Steering Committee of the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network.  J Pediatr. 192:3-4. e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.09.079. 2018