Dr. Paul E. Phrampus gave an outstanding world class lecture on the topic "Incorporating Simulation into Medical Education and Assessment" to a crowded audience of some 150 listeners at the Pitt Medical Education Grand Rounds on Friday, July 20, 2007.
This presentation was to help medical educators understand the steps to create a simulation-based education program and to integrate it into their education endeavors. The concept of using simulation as an assessment tool coincident with teaching activities were also introduced. The presentation also helpted to introduce the methods and available resources at WISER.
Dr. Phrampus is not only the director of WISER, but he is also an assistant professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology at Pitt. He also serves as an active EMS medical director. He has gained an international reputation as an officer of the Society of Simulation in Health Care and editorial board member of its journal. He frequently is called upon for presentations at various congresses, both nationally and abroad.