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Medical and Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) Blog

Drexel University's Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program graduate students. Drexel's Medical & Healthcare Simulation Alumni Are Leaders in the Field
February 25, 2019
Drexel University's Master of Science in Medical & Healthcare Simulation is making impacts to the future of healthcare simulation through talented alumni who are becoming leaders in the field. More...


2018 SAEM Simulation Academy Distinguished Educator Award Sharon Griswold, MD, MPH Receives 2018 SAEM Simulation Academy Distinguished Educator Award
May 17, 2018
Congratulations to Sharon Griswold, MD, MPH on receiving the 2018 SAEM Simulation Academy Distinguished Educator Award. Griswold is the founder and director of Drexel University's Master of Science in Medical & Healthcare Simulation program. She is the first woman in the history of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University to earn the rank of professor of emergency medicine. More...


Elizabeth Horsley, RN, MS '16 - Medical and Healthcare Simulation Program Student Elizabeth Horsley Credits the MSMS as a Career Changing Opportunity
May 8, 2018
With a background as an operating room nurse, Elizabeth Horsley, RN, MS '16 began a teaching career with a focus in simulation. After working in the simulation field for nearly ten years, Horsley was competent in her work but always felt pieces were missing in her knowledge base. She then stumbled upon an ad for Drexel University's MS in Medical & Healthcare Simulation (MSMS), at first assuming it would not be possible for her to enroll until she realized the majority of the program in online. With only a minimal amount of travel required, she inquired for more information. Little did she know that ad would lead to a career-changing opportunity in simulation. More...


Krystal Campbell - Medical and Healthcare Simulation Student Krystle Campbell, BS, MS - Class of 2017
April 11, 2018
Krystal Campbell recognized a passion for clinical simulation early in her career. She soon saw value for a formalized education in the field and decided to enroll in the Medical and Healthcare Simulation program. "Drexel was the first choice due to its extensive coverage of the science through many different topics, including simulation administration and debriefing. Furthermore, I was extremely impressed by the number of national simulation experts that were professors," said Campbell. More...


Matthew Charnetski, BS, EMT-P, MS is a 2016 graduate of Drexel University's MS in Medical & Healthcare Simulation Program Matthew Charnetski, BS, EMT-P, MS – Class of 2016
April 11, 2018
Matthew Charnetski, BS, EMT-P, MS is a 2016 graduate of Drexel University's MS in Medical & Healthcare Simulation Program (MSMS). Currently, he is the Director of Simulation Learning at New York Institute of Technology at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. After graduating the program, he took a position as faculty and Director of Medical Simulation at Nazarbayev University in Astana Kazakhstan. Both were opportunities that he couldn't have even imagined before going through Drexel's Medical and Healthcare Simulation program. More...


Roberta L. Hales Roberta L. Hales Appointed Secretary of the International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) Executive Committee and Board Directors
February 1, 2018
Join us in congratulating Roberta L. Hales, MHA, RRT-NPS, RN, who was appointed Secretary of the International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) Executive Committee and Board Directors. Members of IPSS will be introduced to the new members of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors at the Members Assembly, IPSSW 2018 Amsterdam, scheduled for 15 May, 16:45 - 17:45 pm. Read...


John R. (Jack) Boulet, PhD Drexel's Medical and Healthcare Simulation Program Welcomes John R. (Jack) Boulet, PhD
January 5, 2018
This spring John R. (Jack) Boulet, PhD, will be joining the Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program faculty at Drexel University College of Medicine. Jack will lead our course on the Principles of Assessment. More...


Elizabeth Horsley, the 2015 SIM Citizenship Award at SimOne Elizabeth Horsley Wins 2015 SIM Citizenship Award at SimOne
September 14, 2017
Elizabeth Horsley, worked in simulation for nearly a decade, but credits the Drexel MSMS for helping her become a leader in simulation. More...


Matt Charnetsk, Medical and Healthcare Simulation Program Alum Alum Matt Charnetski: Drexel's MSMS put my Simulation Career into Turbo Mode
September 13, 2017
When Matthew Charnetski first accepted a position as a simulation specialist he was only peripherally aware of the career field. Since completing the Drexel University Master of Science in Medical & Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) he has gone on to establish a simulation center in Kazakhstan and is now the Director of Simulation Learning and a Clinical Instructor at New York Institute of Technology at Arkansas State. More...


AnneMarie Monachino, Medical and Healthcare Simulation Program Faculty MSMS Faculty AnneMarie Monachino has been granted a CHSE-A
August 25, 2017
Medical and Healthcare Simulation Faculty AnneMarie Monachino has been granted a CHSE-A role. The Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced (CHSE-A) certification is a portfolio-based certification for leaders in healthcare simulation. This certification distinguishes those who have proven themselves to be advanced in their practice in healthcare simulation, and serve as mentors and examples to others in the field. More...


Drexel emergency medicine residents left to right Alex Vazzano, PGY2 year; Ben Liss, PGY3; Sara Mistal PGY2; Russell Goldstein PGY3. MSMS Students and Program Director Help Coach Sim Team to Victory
May 18, 2016
New Orleans - Drexel University emergency medicine residents won the SimWars National Championship at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine in New Orleans, LA on Friday. More...


Drs. Sullivan, Gordon and Hunt were among the Simmy 2016 Award Winners. IMSH 6th Annual Journal Club
January 23, 2016
Dr. Sharon Griswold, Director of the Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program at Drexel University, was honored to host the 6th Annual Simulation Journal club at the 2016 IMSH meeting in San Diego. More...


Anthony Ericchetti, PhD, CHSE MSMS Program Welcomes Dr. Ericchetti!
January 21, 2016
The Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation Program is pleased to welcome Anthony Ericchetti, PhD, CHSE as an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Ericchetti is the course director of the debriefing course. More...


Come and learn more about the Drexel MSMS program at IMSH 2016
January 21, 2016
The Drexel University Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation Program is excited to be attending the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare Conference in San Diego this January 16-20. More...


Drexel Sim Team - Lauren Donnelly, MD - Elijah Belden Proof that Sim and CPR Saves Lives
October 30, 2014
The Sim Team at Drexel received a kind thank message from one of our former Emergency Medicine Residents, Lauren Donnelly, MD. Lauren now works for Temecula Valley Hospital in Temecula, CA and recently helped save the life of a 9 year old boy who suffered cardiac arrest after being electrocuted on October 4th, 2014. More...


The Inaugural Class of the MSMS Program, from left to right: Matthew Charnetski; Deisy Mercado, MD; Jessica Parsons, MD; Susan Coffey Zern, MD; Elizabeth Horsley, RN; and Bettina Schmitz, MD First Ever Practicum Week of the MSMS Program was a True Success
October 27, 2014
Imagine sitting through a week of nine-hour days, filled with intense lectures, discussions and group projects. Most students would be eager finish and go home to their friends and family. However, at 5 PM on Friday our students were still in class not ready to leave. All were expressing how they wish the next practicum week was just around the corner. More...

Graduate students in the Medical and Healthcare Simulation program at Drexel University College of Medicine.