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New neurologists receive stroke training with mannequins and other simulation techniques

One of the most challenging cases that a first-year neurology resident physician can face is a in the emergency department.

Stroke Simulation Team
Loyola researchers used this high fidelity patient simulator to help train new neurologists how to treat a stroke patient in the emergency room. The researchers are, from left, : Jessica Ray, RN, , MD, , DO, , MD and Matthew McCoyd, MD. Not shown is , MD.
Credit: Loyola University Medical Center


The study is titled “Simulation-Based Medical Education for Incoming Neurology Trainees to Improve Hospital Stroke Emergency Performance.”

Authors of the study are Rick Gill, MD, (first author); Esteban Golombievski, MD; Michael Star, MD; Matthew McCoyd, MD; and Sean Ruland, DO (senior author). Drs. Gill and Star are neurology residents; Dr. Golombievski is a vascular neurology fellow; Dr. McCoyd is an assistant professor; and Dr. Ruland is an associate professor in the Department of Neurology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Viva Jo Siddall, MS, RRT, RCP of Loyola’s Center for Simulation Education guided the authors in setting up the simulation-based model.

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