May 25, 2018By Lance Baily

Surgical Resident Breaks Down 49 Medical Scenes From Hollywood & What It Teaches Simulation

Recently on WIRED, Annie Onishi, general surgery resident at Columbia University, took a look at emergency room and operating room scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are. While as Healthcare Professionals can enjoy the humor of such mistakes, as Simulationists we should stop and think.

How realistic are your simulations? Are you portraying “real life” or are your simulation experiences being viewed by your audiences (ie your learners) as poor mimicry? Below the video are a few articles we’ve written in the past that cover topics related to increasing the realism of your healthcare simulation program. Consider these questions when seeing what a Resident sees when faced with unrealistic healthcare scenes:


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Lessons on Debriefing from Documentary Filmmaking

How Moulage Brings Realism to Your Simulations

How To Overcome Camera-Shy Simulation Learners


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