"Everything is for the patient" - Aiming to enhance simulation medical education -

Lectures have been an important part of traditional educational strategies in the medical field. However, as a new educational strategy, learner-centered learning methods such as PBL (Problem based learning) have been introduced. Simulation education is currently being developed, implemented, and researched in many medical facilities, universities, and training institutions as a new educational strategy. Simulation education enables active learning, and a simulation environment close to clinical practice stimulates the desire to learn. Proactive learning (trial and error) leads to learning, and reflective practice and critical thinking can also be learned.


The essence of simulation education is "experience" and "reflection". Simulation education is a learning environment that can effectively realize the learning shown by Kolb, ``Learning is the process of forming knowledge through the transformation of experience.'' Skills and abilities, including attitudes, can be learned efficiently. Currently, it is adopted in many departments, not just medical care.

The Teikyo Simulation Education and Research Center at Teikyo University Itabashi Campus not only provides high-fidelity simulations and an effective debriefing environment, but also promotes the development, dissemination, and research of simulation education itself. I feel that I have an important responsibility to educate workers. "Everything is for the patient" I will do my best to spread simulation education without forgetting this goal. (2016.3.1)