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EMSIMcases.com: A free, peer-review simulation case data bank

(From the E-i-C: This is a guest post from one of the medical education fellows at McMaster University.  It describes one of the projects Kyla worked on during her fellowship year.

If you have a great simulation case that you want to share with the world, send it to the case bank.  It will be peer-reviewed, so that you can include the submission in your teaching dossier / academic CV.  The case will be shared via a Creative Commons licence.

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By Kyla Caners 

Relatively speaking, simulation is a labour-intensive method of teaching. It requires a high faculty to student ratio for a lengthy period of time. There are few ways to offset the number of instructors required for a given simulation session. (Using senior residents to teach junior residents is pretty much the only partial solution.) Further, the development of curricular content can be tedious. Writing high quality cases appropriate for learner level with clear objectives and a logical case progression is more challenging than it looks!

While going through the process of creating a novel simulation component for the curriculum of my emergency medicine program, it occurred to me that