MCW residents have access to two state of the art simulation centers, multiple high fidelity mannequins and procedure task trainers, and standardized patient actors that we utilize to provide comprehensive simulation-based education into our training.
Training includes multiple hands-on sessions to practice key procedure skills. The curriculum begins with a half day workshop during intern orientation addressing all the procedures required by the ACGME for pediatric residents to be competent in prior to graduation so our residents start day one with the basic skills needed to be active learners on their rotations. We follow this with multiple procedure workshops throughout the three years to hone those skills and practice more advanced skills.
Our simulation curriculum includes a variety of workshops including mock codes to practice pediatric advanced life support, simulation sessions in the PICU and NICU, multidisciplinary workshops on the wards addressing team communication with nursing and ancillary providers, and more.