Janet Meller,Texas tech health science center,Amarillo,Tx

Rationale: Simulation is a broad subject that encompasses many educational formats ranging from simple task trainers to high fidelity mannequins to virtual 3-D experiences. Questions that can be asked include: do I need simulation; can my educational needs be just as well suited to classroom case management scenarios; when and how are simulation experiences best suited to the M3 curriculum? We will discuss the different simulation methods available and propose best uses for each.

Objectives: 1.Learners will become acquainted with task trainers and examine how to incorporate them in the M3 curriculum. 2. Learners will be able to define a high fidelity mannequin and know when high fidelity simulation is necessary in the M3 curriculum. 3. Learners will become familiar with 3-D virtual worlds and understand how to adapt these scenarios for the m3 student.

Methods and Content: Through small group discussions, learners will proceed through various stations highlighting different aspects of simulations. Beginning with an introduction to use of task trainers, learners will learn how to teach specific technical skills for the M3 student. Low fidelity and high fidelity simulation will be discussed, including the keys to writing to become appropriate scenarios. Lastly, the use of a 3-D virtual world experience, in this case Second Life, and how it can be used in lieu of a standardized patient will be illustrated.