Foundation Doctor Simulation Program

Developments in modern medical training coupled with the technological advancements, render medical simulation training an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The need for simulation training has been echoed by royal colleges and reflected in educational curricula.  It has also become one a mandatory component for the annual revision of competence progression (ARCP) process for most foundation year doctors. The Foundation Doctor Simulation Program at RSCH runs throughout the academic year and offers 2x4hour simulation sessions to all foundation doctors (Session A and Session B). 

Candidates book their session via Eventbrite and are responsible for arranging their own swaps. The sessions are free for RSCH foundation doctors. Our scenarios are curriculum-mapped and encourage a multidisciplinary approach to clinical emergencies (both medical and surgical). Human factor elements are also integrated into the scenarios. Electronic feedback is collected at the end of each session and discussed by the Simulation faculty on a weekly basis. All candidates will receive single best answer (SBA) questions on each scenario 6 weeks after their simulation session. The spaced learning component of the pathway via the SBA questions allows us to demonstrate effectiveness of the program for individual learning and retention of that learning beyond the initial encounter.

Feedback for the sessions has been consistently outstanding.

If you are a foundation year doctor, please watch the simulation video on the right before attending a simulation session, It includes a brief introduction to the simulation suite and will help you familiarise yourself with the simulation manikins. 

Introduction to the Simulation Suite