Yearly archives: 2020



Mentors can be powerful influences on our careers – in simulation and more broadly. In this episode Vic talks with Resa E Lewiss and Adaira Landry about mentors and mentoring – why and how. The pandemic has also highlighted We reflect on some thoughtful personal stories of mentoring from three friends of Simulcast – Gabe Reedy, Sonia Twigg and Kari White. […]

118 Mentoring for the Simulation Practitioner


How can social media activities support simulation journals to publish, disseminate and critique simulation-based research and commentary? What does a social media editor at a healthcare simulation journal do?   In this episode Vic speaks with Sandra Viggers (@StarSkaterDk) and Jessica Stokes-Parish (@j_stokesparish) about their roles as social media editors for Advances in Simulation and BMJ STEL. (Simulation and Technology […]

117 Social Media and Simulation Scholarly Work



Simulcast Journal Club : November 2020  Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC series, we moderate and summarise the discussion at the end […]

Journal Club November 2020 – Activity Theory Within In Situ ...


This month we discussed Kerrey et al. Developing a Profile of Procedural Expertise: A Simulation Study of Tracheal Intubation Using 3-Dimensional Motion Capture.    Ben and Vic summarised the article and online discussion, and took a deep dive into procedural skills simulation.  We reviewed a paper by the PEARL group at Stanford on 3D printed simulator for closed reduction of distal radius fractures, […]

116 Journal Club Monthly Podcast October 2020


In this episode Vic is joined by Robbie Llyod and Alex Jolly to talk about Project Wingman – an insitu simulation program in the UK that involves airline pilots as co-debriefers and coaches.  Robbie is an emergency medicine senior trainee and fellow podcaster (check out Pondermed) who is undertaking a year as an Education Fellow at the Whittington hospital  . […]

115 Project Wingman – What can pilots really teach ...



Welcome to the first episode of Simulation 101 – and what better place to start than the pre-brief!   Have you ever been involved in a simulation where you didn’t really know what to do? Had the awkward feeling where you didn’t know what was ‘real’ or what was allowed?   In this […]

114 Sim 101: The Pre-Brief



Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC series, we moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the month, […]

Journal Club October 2020 – Developing a Profile of Procedural ...




Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC series, we moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the month, […]

Journal Club September 2020 – Deception in Simulation


This month we discussed “Leung, J.S., Brar, M., Eltorki, M. et al. Development of an in situ simulation-based continuing professional development curriculum in pediatric emergency medicine. Adv Simul 5, 12 (2020).  Ben and I recap on the paper and the online discussion, Including the expert contributions from James Leung, the first author  An we reviewed 3 extra papers – two looking at different ways healthcare […]

111 Journal Club Monthly August 2020





This month we discussed “How to include medical students in your healthcare simulation centre workforce” by Viggers et. Al. We have already recorded a wonderful episode with Sandra on this paper that can be found here….  Ben and I recap on the paper and the online discussion, as well as the expert opinion […]

109 Journal Club Monthly Podcast July 2019



In this latest episode in our collaboration with Advances in Simulation, Vic speaks with Sandra Viggers (@StarSkaterDk) about her recent paper and the program she describes for involving medial student sin the simulation mission at her institution in Copenhagen.  We were joined by South African anaesthetist Rowan Duys (@HealthThink) and discuss the recruitment, roles and professional […]

108 Advances in Simulation: How to include medical students in ...



Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC series, we moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the month, […]

Simulcast Journal Club July 2020 – Including Med Students in ...



The COVID intubation box, a hot topic on social media – is it safe or effective?  Jessica (not Jesse…) hosts her first podcast with guests Jonathan Begley, Albert Chan and Vic Brazil exploring a new paper in Anaesthesia – An aerosol box for intubation in COVID-19 patients: an in-situ simulation crossover study. <link https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/anae.15115 >  We cover why […]

106 The COVID-19 Intubation Box


Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC series, we moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the month, […]

Simulcast Journal Club June 2020 – Diversity in Simulation


Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month(s) – Cheng, A et al  A Conceptual Framework for the Development of Debriefing Skills.  – and attempt to summarise the brilliant discussion from the blog comments. Read the summary here We discuss the elements of ‘good debriefing’, reflect on the value of having a conceptual framework for […]

105 Simulcast Journal Club Monthly Podcast May 2020



Vic spoke with (Dr) Jess Stokes-Parish and Steph Barwick about the ‘Women in Simulation’ Initiative within Simulation Australasia. Diversity is important in professional communities and Steph and Jess explained a bit about the background to this initiative, the work so far and how this can positively influence policy and support diversity […]

104 Women in Simulation


Can simulation be ‘too real’? Can this ‘hyper-reality’ actually have negative impacts on learning?  Vic takes a deep breath and dives into theory with the team from Queens University Belfast, including Jenny Johnston, Helen Reid and Gerry Gormley. We discuss their recent Medical Education article – Into the uncanny valley: simulation versus simulacrum?   Eve Purdy joined the chat to […]

103 Simulation or Simulacrum: Can Simulation Be Too Real?


This month Ben and Vic discuss 4 papers, in a bit of a variation to our usual format.  In the first paper, the authors compare VR and ‘live’ team-based simulation for interprofessional student groups, and suggest these modalities have the same outcome, as measured by performance on a team communication assessment. Next we discuss Natarajah and colleagues’ brilliant work […]

102 – Simulcast Journal Club Monthly Podcast April 2020





In this next instalment in our collaboration with Advances in Simulation, Ben speaks with Dr Barbara Walsh and discussant Dr Ben Lawton (@paedsem) regarding how to bring simulation to the masses.  Community-based in situ simulation: bringing simulation to the masses  Authors: Barbara M. Walsh, Marc A. Auerbach, Marcie N. Gawel, Linda L. Brown, Bobbi J. Byrne and […]

99 – Advances in Simulation: Bringing Sim to the Masses




Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC series, we moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the […]

Simulcast Journal Club March 2020 – Conceptual Framework for Development ...





Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC series, we moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the month, […]

Simulcast Journal Club February 2020