Inspiring young learners toward a career in healthcare using simulation

Vicky J.H. Yeh, Fareeda Mukhtar, Aashish Rajesh, Mohamed S. Baloul, Abhishek Chandra, Nizamuddin Shaikh, Courtney Backstrom, Mariela Rivera, Usha Asirvatham, Rafael De Azevedo, David R. Farley

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Summary Statement: To inspire young learners toward a career in healthcare and provide them opportunities to learn lifesaving skills, a hospital-based simulation center collaborated with a local middle school to develop a 88-minute simulation-based educational activity. The activity consisted of eight 10-minute stations on lifesaving and basic medical skills. One hundred fifty students participated. Evaluation surveys showed students favored stations with extensive hands-on activities and valued the opportunity to interact with health professionals. Students also reported more interest in science careers after the visit. This collaborative effort is time-efficient and low-budget simulation-based learning experience that had an immediate impact on middle school students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-408
Number of pages5
JournalSimulation in Healthcare
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2020


  • Career inspiration
  • Community engagement
  • Healthcare simulation
  • Lifesaving skills
  • Middle school students
  • Science education
  • Simulation center
  • Simulation-based education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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