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2024-2025 Electives



The Simulation in Medical Education elective is for students interested in an advanced understanding of high-fidelity simulation. Medical students and residents regularly utilize high-fidelity mannequins to simulate high-risk clinical scenarios in a safe, low-risk setting. The goal of this rotation is to learn more about what goes into medical simulation sessions: from the drawing board to educational delivery. Students will be involved with case creation, session programming and setup, as well as controlling high-fidelity mannequins.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Dylan Cooper (ddcooper@iu.edu)

Director: Dylan Cooper, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: The Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall (Indianapolis)

This elective is for two weeks.

Open Enrollment or Permission Required?: Open Enrollment (during initial electives scheduling only)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Develop knowledge base in operations and capacities of high fidelity simulation for medical education (PBLI1)
  • 2) Assist educators and simulation staff in developing, programming and implementing their simulation projects (PBLI1,PBLI2)
  • 3) Create a simulation case targeted for MS4 or resident learners (PBLI1)
  • 4) Demonstrate professional oral and written communication skills (ICS3, ICS4)


Professional Development Evaluation Form; (Students receive their final grade based upon attendance, center feedback and grading of their final project. The attendance and feedback are completed through direct observation by simulation staff and educators, while the final project is graded by the course director).


Work with Sim Center staff in the delivery of simulation events at The Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall, running events for IUSM, IUSON, and IU Health. Students will develop a novel simulation case during the rotation.

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th Year status, Completion of the Emergency Medicine Clerkship

Availability with Max Students per Rotation:


Duty Hours: 30

Time Distribution: 70% Laboratory; 30% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: PD - Professional Development

Notes and Enrollment Information:

THIS ELECTIVE PARTICIPATES IN OPEN ENROLLMENT This is a two-week (2 credit) elective. This course is only available during Rotations 2B, 3A, 3B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 10A, 11A and 11B.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: The students will work with learners from IU School of Nursing, IU School of Medicine, and IU Health, which includes multiple professions.

Service Learning Included: None