Use of Simulation to Assess Competence and Improve Healthcare

William Craig McGaghie*

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This communication briefly reviews research on the use of simulation-based medical education (SBME) for competence assessment and toward goals of healthcare improvement. The idea of SBME as translational science is addressed and examples of how simulation-based education can affect healthcare outcomes are provided. The report concludes with a call for rigorous measurement and research designs in SBME.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-263
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Science Educator
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011


  • Competence Assessment
  • Medical Simulation
  • Translational Science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Education


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