>Interview #1 was at my home school. It was probably a bit more informal than I expect the rest of them to be. One of the coolest things I heard during the day is when they were discussing their clinical simulation center. Our school has this brand new building that as part of it has a clinical simulation center, complete with out patient office, in patient rooms, an OR, pretty much anything you might need to simulate.
The sim men and women they use, can simulate any heart sound, pulse, respirations, or vital sign. They can even be pregnant and give birth, and you can place most types of lines on them.
They were saying though, everyone once in a while they will take the simulations out of the class room and into the actual hospital. Last month, unknown to the interns involved, they put the “pregnant” sim woman, Maggie, into the trauma bay and told the interns they were needed back there STAT! (love saying that right?) for a walk-in trauma. Maggie had been shot in the chest, and the interns had to go through the whole case, which included resuscitation, calling the trauma service and the OB team down to the trauma bay, and everyone trying to work together to try to save Maggie and her baby. The OB and Trauma residents had no idea it was a planned simulation either, and had to then take over the case from the EM interns and utilmately perform a peri-mortem C-section to save the baby. Maggie didn’t make it though, but it sounded like great interdisciplinary training experience.