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Department of Emergency Medicine Divisions Division of Emergency Medicine Simulation

Division of Emergency Medicine Simulation

The Division of Emergency Medicine Simulation, part of NYU Langone Health’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, is a leader in the use of simulation technologies to advance medical education, safety science, and systems design.

Our state-of-the-art training sites include New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences and NYC Health + Hospitals Simulation Center. These facilities offer an unparalleled environment where medical teams can collaborate to develop crucial skills and identify the highest-quality standard of care. We also lead in situ simulation initiatives, such as our in situ trauma simulation program, to reinforce these skills in the real clinical environment. Our goal is to enhance patient safety and train the next generation of clinicians in the skills they need to excel in any emergent situation.

The sophistication of our simulation facilities enables us to seamlessly translate findings to our clinical environments and improve patient outcomes in our emergency departments. Our work has resulted in redesigned clinical practices and clinical spaces at NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Center for Emergency Services and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.

This is just the beginning. As our field grows, we plan to bring in situ simulation practices to additional clinical sites at NYU Langone and develop new programs designed to enrich procedural training for our clinicians. Our technologies have the potential to radically transform the readiness of medical teams and ensure that patients receive the best care possible.

Emergency Medicine Simulation Education

Our innovative approach to training places residents, fellows, medical students, physician assistants, nurses, and other clinicians in fast-paced scenarios that mimic real life. We use simulation as a tool to practice high-risk procedures and critical care resuscitations, and to create a safe environment in which to discuss the challenges of facing uncertainty in the practice of medicine. This extensive experience allows us to frequently update our simulation systems and refine our learning environments to be engaging, resilient, and effective.

Our Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellowship provides physicians with one or two years of postgraduate clinical experience, as well as opportunities to conduct translational research. Fellows work with experts in trauma, pediatrics, and nursing, in addition to participating in a variety of didactics.

Our team leads multimodal programs for emergency medicine residents, focusing on improving protocols for treating patients who are experiencing cardiac arrest, airway problems, shock, cardiovascular distress, gastrointestinal bleeding, and more. We also workshop leadership skills to help residents be effective team leaders and compassionate caregivers.

Emergency Medicine Simulation Faculty

Soma Pathak, MD
Director, Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellowship
Clinical Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Jessica H. Strauss, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine