High-fidelity simulation training programme for final-year medical students: implications from the perceived learning outcomes.

Research paper by Y F YF Choi, T W TW Wong

Indexed on: 29 Jul '21Published on: 26 Nov '19Published in: Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine


We designed a session of high-fidelity simulation training course for final-year medical students in their emergency medicine specialty clerkship. This was a new initiative with clearly defined learning outcomes. We aimed to evaluate the learning outcomes. Students completed an evaluation form at the end of the session focusing on their perceived learning outcomes. Thematic analysis was conducted for data processing. We collected responses from 149 students. In addition to the intended outcomes of the course, students gained unexpected learning outcomes from the training and some of them matched a few identified learning gaps between undergraduate medical education and their subsequent transition to early clinical practice that have been described in the literature. High-fidelity simulation training in medical school could be an effective tool to address some of the identified gaps in the transition between undergraduate medical education and postgraduate practice.