Medical Training Magazine
Medical Training Magazine, once referred to as MEdSim Magazine, was a publication headquartered in Lake Mary, Fla. that worked to improve patient safety by promoting best practice through education and training. By relaying the appropriate use of training technology, Medical Training Magazine hoped to address the needs of all medical practitioners and educators across the world. The magazine ran its last issue in December of 2019.
Each issue of Medical Training Magazine had at least six major features plus industry news, event reports, editorial comment and an industry calendar. The magazine was published in four issues per year in print and digital formats, with an exclusive fortnightly e-newsletter for subscribers.
From Andy Smith, Publisher of MTM Magazine: “The recent issue of MT will, sadly, be the last for the foreseeable future. We will continue to monitor the healthcare sector to find evidence and demonstrated desire of the sector to improve the lot of patients and practitioners. As we all know, this requires more than just the last 20 years of words, but documented action and change.” The company is now focused on its expanded simulation support services sector through its comprehensive Simulation, Training and Assessment for Resilience and Safety (STRS) organization which covers mining, aviation, military, healthcare, marine, energy and transportation sectors.
About Medical Training Magazine
Medical Training Magazine was designed for healthcare professionals in every step of their career. From colleges and universities and into the hospital and beyond, the publication seeks to reach them all. This has led to the physical publication being distributed by 30,889 hospitals, 10,149 universities and academic institutes, 1,765 training and simulation centers and 1,324 industry leaders.
A division of the Halldale Group, which is a modeling, simulation and training media space company, Medical Training Magazine is made up of a global team of expert writers who are also simulation and training experts themselves. The editorial team, comprised of ex-forces training personnel, ex-airline personnel, practizing medical training experts and ex-simulation industry people, is dedicated to publishing the magazine and producing coinciding events.
While 76 percent of readers were located in North America, the reach extended to 11 percent readership in Europe and 13 percent from other parts of the world. The magazine also provided bonus distribution at major healthcare training and simulation events, globally. Medical Training Magazine was distributed electronically to an additional 25,000 US hospital and university staff each issue. Together, approximately 45,000 people read the publication’s content until its doors closed.
As a publication that completely devoted to healthcare training, Medical Training Magazine covered the education and training of healthcare professionals starting at colleges and universities into hospitals and throughout their healthcare career. The publication informed simulation directors, medical educators, practitioners, risk and business managers and patient safety leaders of the needs and benefits of a new approach to healthcare education and technology as well.
Seeing as vital medical training tools are continually emerging, the Medical Training Magazine had taken initiative to identify these advanced solutions. As medical research and technology have grown, so had the publication’s opportunities to improve healthcare performance with better medical training.
The magazine created these opportunities by highlighting the latest training developments that dramatically improve patient care and lower expenses. Simulation has played a significant role in this improvement, as the service can be used in cases where cost would otherwise be too high or the situation is unacceptably dangerous to patients.
As part of the publication’s mission, Medical Training Magazine provided an easy to navigate online portal with each subscription that offers the most relevant, up-to-date, resources. These resources specifically focus on medical education, training and simulation tools that fit alongside the magazine itself, which aims at presenting the tried and tested approaches to developing soft skills
In preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals for the field, Medical Training Magazine offered advice and insight from experienced professionals in a variety of roles within the realm of healthcare. These professionals often specialized in simulation and training, and write the majority of the publication’s content to address immediate and pressing educational needs.
Helping to further meet these educational needs, Medical Training Magazine featured innovative healthcare practice information, such as the latest simulations developed to train different medical professionals at different stages of their education. The magazine also covered curriculum advancement to highlight the knowledge and skills needed to ensure patient safety and reduce healthcare costs.
In addition to these features and sources of original content, Medical Training Magazine delivered comprehensive accessibility comprised of other important healthcare industry tools and resources. An example of these tools includes valuable advertising opportunities for healthcare companies who want to target industry professionals looking for their products and services.
Need for education and training content
According to Medical Training Magazine, these educational services were more important than ever because the healthcare sector is currently facing a real challenge due to the global shortage of trained personnel. For example, the publication shared that the industry’s projected growth over the next ten years is higher than almost any other sector.
This demand – compounded by the reduction in resident hours available to train, reduced government funding by regulators and increasing political and public awareness of medical errors – will result in recognized demands for healthcare reform, the magazine explained. Thus, Medical Training Magazine states that the publication overall was committed to improving patient safety through changes and improvements to industry education and training.
“Shortages of doctors and nurses call for more and better use of mid-level and supporting practitioners. It is widely recognized that we have a doctor/nurse workforce that is over qualified for many routine tasks that can be safely off-loaded with proper training and protocols. The use of simulation can be greatly expanded to enhance the skills and capabilities of alternative practitioners,” Bette Gardner, CEO and Founder of Breakthrough Learning shared in an interview with Medical Training Magazine.
This magazine offers a focus on best practices, and in promoting the appropriate use of new training technology as well as tried and tested approaches to developing soft skills. Medical Training Magazine is constantly working to ensure such healthcare professionals are all operating as an effective efficient team to reduce errors and costs.
Examples of Medical Training Magazine article topics that focus on simulation technology in training and education included:
- VirtaMed and Smith+Nephew Partner for Simulation Training
- Melbourne hospital welcomes $2.4m for in-situ simulation education
- Whither Simulation and Training?
- Carroll University Records Nursing Simulations
- Double Wins for CMU Simulation Centers
- AAMC Simulation Center receives accreditation