A randomized controlled trial of simulation-based teaching versus traditional instruction in medicine: a pilot study among clinical medical students.

@article{Gordon2006ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial of simulation-based teaching versus traditional instruction in medicine: a pilot study among clinical medical students.},
  author={James A. Gordon and David Williamson Shaffer and Daniel B. Raemer and John E Pawlowski and William E. Hurford and Jeffrey L. Cooper},
  journal={Advances in health sciences education : theory and practice},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={33-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare simulator-based teaching with traditional instruction among clinical medical students. METHODS Randomized controlled trial with written pre-post testing. Third-year medical students (n = 38) received either a myocardial infarction (MI) simulation followed by a reactive airways disease (RAD) lecture, or a RAD simulation followed by an MI lecture. RESULTS Mean pre-post test score improvement was seen across teaching modalities (overall change score [simulation] = 8.8 [95… CONTINUE READING