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.


2017 Training Dates

  • February 21-22, 2017: Adult
  • April 25-26, 2017: Trauma or Primary Care OSCE
  • June 6-7, 2017: Trauma or Primary Care OSCE

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

Half-Day Simulation Mini Camps

The Madigan Andersen Simulation Center is offering half day “simulation
mini camps”. Times are 7:30am-11:30am for the morning sessions, and
1pm-5pm for the afternoon sessions.
Training Dates
April 27
May 26
June 8

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 Family Medicine Residency Network 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.


Madigan Traveling Faculty Development Topics

Madigan’s two-year Faculty Development Fellowship is offering to bring tailored educational activities to you to meet your program’s faculty development needs. These Madigan Traveling Faculty Development Topics are independent from the Network-arranged Simulation Training Road Shows. As such, interested programs need to arrange details directly with the Madigan Faculty Development fellows (contact Madigan fellow Dr. Heather Omara,

). The Madigan fellows’ time is covered; your program would only have to cover travel and lodging for the Madigan fellows to come to your program to facilitate the Traveling Faculty Development Topics. Go here for more information.


Madigan Faculty Development Resources

Madigan has its own Faculty Development Fellowship within the military. As Program Director of this fellowship, Dr. Doug Maurer has designed faculty development material across many topics. He had made these materials available to the Family Medicine Residency Network faculty.

Faculty development materials: here

Other simulation resources: Madigan simulation cases on NDRL


Madigan Army Medical Center

Fall Faculty Development Conference, November 9-10, 2016, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., breakfast and lunch provided.  Please RSVP with Dr. Douglas M. Maurer, Program Director for Madigan Faculty Development ( Dr. Maurer will also provide directions to the events.