Simulation Training Opportunities for FMRN Faculty



Simulation Training at Madigan Military Hospital’s Andersen Simulation Center

These 2-day sessions, held at Madigan Military Hospital's Andersen Simulation Center, focus on learning how to use medical simulators to teach residents and medical students various procedures, depending on the “theme” of the sessions. FMRN faculty will also learn how to use simulators to teach residents and students how to function as members of a team providing coordinated care in emergency situations. Themes will usually be one of the following: OB, trauma, adult life support, pediatric life support, or miscellaneous procedures (e.g. vasectomy, LP, joint injection). One faculty person per Network program per year may attend. If space permits, programs may send more than one faculty person. Training sessions always take place on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.

    2015-2016 Training Dates
    August 11-12, 2015
    October 13-14, 2015
    January 12-13, 2016
    May 24-25, 2016
    For more information contact: Dr. Doug Maurer, Madigan Faculty Development Fellowship Program Director, or 253.968.2911.
    Sample Schedule Day 1 (Tuesday PM):
    Madigan faculty are teachers, FMRN faculty are learners (4 groups of 1-2 people).
      12:45 PM: Introduction to simulation sessions
      1:00 PM: Faculty are learners and rotate among 4 simulation stations
      2:00 PM: Self-directed training
      4:00 PM: Wrap-up, evaluation, and planning for Wednesday
    Sample Schedule Day 2 (Wednesday AM):
    FMRN and Madigan faculty are teachers, Madigan residents and medical students are learners (4 groups of 3 - 5 people).
      7:30 AM: Introduction to learning activities
      8:00 AM: Residents and students rotate among simulation stations with faculty as teachers
      11:30 AM: Wrap-up and evaluation


Simulation Training Road Show

Many programs have participated in the simulation training at Madigan Military Hospital’s Anderson Simulation Center, and now there is another option for the WWAMI FMRN programs: Madigan’s simulation experts can come to your program to consult on ways to more effectively use the simulation resources at your site. The Network will cover the travel costs for these simulation training road shows.

    Example schedule:
      Two half days
        Day 1: Afternoon, train-the-trainer with program’s simulation faculty.
        Day 2: Morning, program’s residents participate in the simulations set up on Day 1. Afterwards, debrief/coaching with simulation faculty.

If your program interested in this train-the-trainer opportunity, please contact: Marcia McGuire at or 206.685.4119.


Other simulation resources: Madigan simulation cases on NDRL