Interprofessional Team Simulations

Simulation provides a safe environment for you to engage in lifelike practice situations, try out new skills, reflect on their performance, and learn. Actors, known as standardized patients, play roles in a scenario where you and your team members must communicate to solve a health care problem.

The simulations offer opportunities for you to work as an interprofessional team as you engage in and learn from simulated clinical encounters with clients and caregivers.

Learning Goals

While each simulation has specific learning objectives that relate to course and module objectives, participation with your team in these health care simulations as a whole will help you to:

  1. Develop and communicate compassion, empathy, respect, and trust in relationships with clients/patients, family members, and team members.
  2. Value contributions of each member of the interprofessional health care team, including the patient and caregiver as central team member(s), and continue to expand insight into roles and responsibilities of various team members.
  3. Develop your ability to use critical reflection to maximize what you learn from clinical and life experiences as you move through your education and career as a health professional.

Learn more about the simulated participant program at the MGH Institute.

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