Simulation Lab

Simulation Lab

The Emory University School of Medicine Anesthesia Residency program aims to research, develop and teach perioperative simulation to residents and fellows. The Simulation experience functions as an integral part of the education curriculum. The educational objective is to develop fundamental technical skills, enhance decision-making skills, and assess competencies during residency. Simulation is unique in that it provides an opportunity to train residents and fellows in the emergency management of life threatening events, as well as commonly encountered OR scenarios, in a controlled setting. The tenets of Crisis Resource Management are also taught in the Simulation Lab.

The simulation experience begins during CA-1 orientation; new residents gain confidence through intense simulation focused on difficult airway skills and team-based management of OR emergencies. Training also includes management of malignant hyperthermia, shock, and anaphylaxis as well as reinforcement of technical skills. This training is part of the curriculum offered to residents throughout residency. Sessions are conducted at the Human Patient Simulation Center in Executive Park.

Our program is dedicated to utilizing simulation techniques as an important and innovative teaching tool that will enable learners to develop a strong foundation and acquire the competencies necessary to become an anesthesiologist. This educational experience is invaluable and greatly enhances the residency experience.

Michele L. Sumler, MD
Director of Simulation
404-778-3900
msumler@emory.edu