UT Health Science Center: SIM116 – Student Sim Requests
No./Title: SIM116– Student Sim Requests
Resp. Office: CHIPS Approval Body: CASA
Effective Date: 12/07/2021
Last Review: 12/07/2021
Next Review: 12/07/2024
Contact: Executive Director CHIPS
SIM 106- Remediation, Makeup, and Practice SIM 101- Sim Scheduling Policy
- Learner- Student, resident, or healthcare professional engaged in simulation-based educational or assessment activity.
- Independent Practice- when students, residents or other learners wish to participate in an individual or group simulation-based practice of skills.
- Simulation Activities- include simulated clinical scenarios, simulated task training, standardized patient scenarios, debriefings and/or discussions and may be electronic, written, verbal, observed, or overheard.
- Standardized/Simulated Patient (SP)- A person who has been carefully coached to simulate an actual patient so accurately that the simulation cannot be detected by a skilled clinician. In performing the simulation, the SP presents the gestalt of the patient being simulated; not just the history, but the body language, the physical findings, and the emotional and personality characteristics as well (Barrows 1987).
- Lead Faculty/Facilitator: The Simulation Faculty/Facilitator that carries primary responsibility for the activity, serves as the main point of contact, and is responsible for recruiting other Simulation Faculty/Facilitators and content experts as needed
Learners who request the use of CHIPS facilities for simulation activities must be observed to ensure proper skill acquisition.
- CHIPS supports learner requested simulation activity when observed by a licensed and qualified individual.
- Validated computer programs can replace the need for direct observation when applicable (virtual reality trainers) for individual skill training.
- Orientation to CHIPS rooms and equipment will be handled by a requested walk-through from the lead faculty or in the pre-brief of the simulation activity.
- All requests from student societies need to have a direct faculty representative who will lead the planning and preparation of simulation activity and be in attendance for the event.
- All requests will be prioritized based on availability of space, staff, and resources.
- Event requests outside of normal business hours must first receive approval from the Executive Director before event confirmation and planning begins.
- Standardized/Simulated Patient requests for student-initiated activities are at the discretionof the Executive Director.
Effective: December 7, 2021
Approved: December 7, 2021
Approved: January 26, 2022, Chief Academic Officer