Unlocking the learning potential of simulation-based education

Gerard J. Gormley (Lead / Corresponding author), Davina Carr, Paul Murphy, Victoria R. Tallentire, Samantha E. Smith

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Simulation is ubiquitous in the training of hospital-based doctors worldwide, often focusing on an individual level in traditional ‘skills and drills’-based training. However, there has been an expansion in the use of simulation in healthcare practice and training. Simulation is being adopted into many disciplines that traditionally have not used this form of experiential learning. Moreover, simulation is increasingly being harnessed to enhance team and organisational learning in hospital-based practice. This article shares some insights into simulation-based education and makes the ‘familiar unfamiliar’ about this important method of learning. The aim is to broaden readers’ outlook about what simulation has to offer beyond the classic notion of skills and drills-based training.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Hospital Medicine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2023


  • Education
  • Simulation
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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