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From the Dean: Envisioning 2035 in higher education

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Earlier this week I attended a meeting of the North Dakota University System (NDUS) that included members from the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE). The theme of the meeting was to review the final reports of the nine groups that have been working on strategic planning related to the various missions and activities of […]

From the Dean: Bittersweet gatherings

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This week we had two poignant but bittersweet gatherings that I forementioned in prior columns. The first one (on Tuesday) was a celebration of the life of Judy DeMers, our former associate dean of the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions, who passed away in March at the age of 79. The turnout for the […]

From the Dean: From one Commencement to the next

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Last Saturday we welcomed 65 new physicians into the medical profession during the UND SMHS Medical Doctor Commencement ceremony, and tomorrow we will graduate more than 240 health sciences and graduate students during UND Spring Commencement. The guest speaker at last week’s event, selected by the graduating medical students as their commencement speaker, was Dr. […]

Kanwardeep Arora to discuss medical error disclosure at Internal Medicine Grand Rounds on March 20

Categories: Education

The next UND Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds event, “Mastering Medical Error Disclosure: Innovative Strategies for Improving Patient Safety Outcomes using Simulation,” will be broadcast via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20. This presentation features Kanwardeep Arora, M.D., FACP, firm chief at Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, Conn., assistant professor of […]

From the Dean: Learn, Serve, Lead

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I’m looking forward to attending the upcoming annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in two weeks, along with about a dozen of my colleagues from the UND SMHS. Known as “Learn, Serve, Lead,” this event will be the first AAMC annual meeting I’ve attended since 2019 due to the pandemic. The […]

Simulation in Healthcare Week, featuring food trucks, to be held Sept. 18-22 at UND

Categories: Events

The medical simulation teams at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines (CNPD) are celebrating Simulation in Healthcare Week 2023 with a series of events Sept. 18-22, including open houses for both programs’ medical simulation facilities on the UND campus. The largest and most active center of […]

UND’s mobile simulation project SIM-ND to host an ‘open house’ on May 25

Categories: Events, News

Simulation In Motion – North Dakota (SIM-ND), a mobile project of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Simulation Center, the North Dakota Department of Health, and several area health providers, is hosting an “open house” next week. SIM-ND is a statewide, mobile education system where replica emergency rooms, ambulance […]

Faculty development: Building online interactive simulations and tutorials with SimTutor Feb. 11

Categories: Education

The SMHS has purchased a limited number of licenses for SimTutor, a tool for building online tutorials and simulations quickly. With SimTutor, you can easily take images, video, and audio and integrate them with text, questions, and interactive objects to share with your learners online. Join Richard Van Eck, Ph.D., associate dean for Teaching and […]

Summer 2020 edition of North Dakota Medicine available now!

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The summer 2020 issue of North Dakota Medicine is available now. If you are unable to pick up a paper copy due to the ongoing pandemic, please check out the magazine online. Feature stories this issue include: Part two of our history of the UND Center for Rural Health Updates on COVID-19 research ongoing at […]

Sim Center SHaPE program goes virtual

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The SMHS Simulation Center‘s third-year clinical skills program, SHaPE (Supplemental History and Physical Enhancement), went virtual this week to comply with social/physical distancing guidelines. Students were split into groups of 12 and scheduled for one-hour long Zoom calls. Also in the call was Dr. Andrew McLean, Simulation Center staff members, and a standardized patient. Since […]

Shea presents at National Association of EMS Educators symposium and trade show

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Tim Shea, CHSOS, simulation coordinator at the SMHS Simulation Center, recently presented at the 24th annual National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) symposium and trade show in Fort Worth, Texas. NAEMSE’s annual symposium and trade show is the premier EMS educational event in the United States. Between Aug. 1 and Aug. 4, Tim presented a […]

SMHS and Mayo Sim Centers collaborate on “Making Low Cost Task Trainers” workshop

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Tim Shea, CHSOS (Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist), Simulation Coordinator for the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Simulation Center, presented at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s (SSH) Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2019) in San Antonio, Texas, January 26–30. The IMSH is a scientific conference that explores the latest innovations […]

SIM-ND program recognized as 2018 “Community Star”

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The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Simulation in Motion-North Dakota program (SIM-ND) has been recognized as a “Community Star” by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). The UND SIM-ND program, managed by the School’s Simulation Center, is one of 13 state providers to have been designated “community stars.” […]

Sim Center staff back from NAEMSE Educator Symposium and Trade Show, prep for open house

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Tim Shea, CHSOS, Simulation Coordinator at the SMHS, is back recently from the 23rd Annual National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Educator Symposium and Trade Show, which was held in Washington DC, Aug. 31 to Sept. 5. Tim presented a four-hour pre-conference course entitled “Making Low Cost EMS Task Trainers.” The course introduced simulation educators […]