Search Almost 250,000 Medical Simulation Articles Through NCCMMS & ACS
Bob Armstrong, Director of the SCSIL Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk VA is also the Director of Research & Business Development for the National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation, aka NCCMMS. Recently he shared some great news for healthcare simulation champions! Together with the American College of Surgeons (ACS), NCCMMS has put together a Medical Modeling and Simulation Database that searches more than 245,976 articles that is FREE to access!
This database has written permission to share all the abstracts in the database, but you will still need either institutional or personal access to PubMed and other sites to download the paper.
The Medical Modeling and Simulation Database (MMSD) is a searchable collection of research citations and organizational presence in the medical modeling and simulation domain. Currently, the collection of publications represent a filtered selection from PubMed, which is intended to raise awareness of the magnitude and breadth of activity in this field and to encourage continued research and collaboration within the simulation community.
The MMSD is updated quarterly to provide the most current research articles and publications available.
More about NCCMMS
NCCMMS was formally established by the United States Congress in 2001 and is a joint program between Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and Old Dominion University (ODU). It is co-led by Don Combs, Ph.D., Vice President and Dean of the School of Health Professions at EVMS and John Sokolowski, Ph.D., Research Professor and Executive Director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center at ODU. NCCMMS Goals include:
- Develop simulation-based technologies that impart efficient and effective learning, support certification in new procedures, and support periodic recertification requirements to improve the training and education of health care professionals.
- Develop simulation-based technologies to improve patient care.
- Develop and employ medical modeling and simulation standards to foster cost effective products and prevent duplication.
- Develop a cadre of trained medical and health care simulation specialists to further domain expertise.
- Collaborate with medical and health care licensing bodies regarding the proper use of simulation in teaching, training, and certification.