Critical Care Simulation‑Based Learning

Critical care training in a safe environment

Each year, about 100 medical students and residents learn about basic airway management, advanced cardiac life support and crisis resource management through our simulation-based learning sessions at the VG Site in the Centennial Building.

As part of the subspecialty training, you’ll take part in particularly novel simulation sessions that use high-fidelity manikins and simulated patients. You’ll juggle the multiple responsibilities of a critical care physician by:

  • managing a critically ill patient in the simulator
  • updating the patient’s family
  • discussing the prognosis and end of life care

When you’ve completed the simulation, you’ll receive valuable feedback on your medical knowledge and application, crisis resource management and communication skills. You’ll also gain extra experience by participating in hospital mock codes and interprofessional simulations on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.