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Medical Simulation Fellows have the opportunity to grow by leading and authoring research projects in addition to assisting and mentoring colleagues in the completion of their research. Over the course of the program, fellows become proficient in simulation research statistical analysis. Subsequently, fellows may apply for a seed grant to fund the acquisition of simulation-based equipment or conduct a novel study. Fellows also prepare and facilitate a Simulation Center Journal Club.

Former Simulation Fellows Scholarly Projects under Simulation Fellowship Director Rami Ahmed, DO, MED
2017-2018 Elaine Riefkohl-Ortiz, MD, Simulation Medical Director, Ocala Regional Medical Center-Ocala, FL.
Riefkohl-Ortiz E, Yee J, Gothard MD, Frey J, Hughes PG, Ballas D, Ahmed RA. Iatrogenic Critical Care Procedure Complication Boot Camp: A Simulation Based Pilot Study. Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training. 2018.
2016-2018 Derek Ballas, DO, MHPE, Simulation fellowship director, Summa Health,-Akron, OH
Ballas D, Cesta M, Roulette GD, Rusnak M, Ahmed RA. Emergency undocking in robotic surgery: A simulation curriculum. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2018. PMID: 29863667.
2016-2017 Ahmad Khobrani, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant and medical simulation educator -King Faisal Medical City, Saudi Arabia.
Khobrani A, Patel NH, George RL, McNinch NL, Ahmed RA. Pediatric trauma boot camp: a simulation curriculum and pilot study. Emergency Medicine International. 2018 January. PMID: 29535873.
2014-2017 Jennifer Yee, DO, Simulation Director, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Ohio State University- Columbus, OH.
Yee J, Fuenning C, George R, Hejal R, Haines N, Dunn D, Gothard MD, Ahmed RA. Mechanical Ventilation Boot Camp: A Simulation-Based Pilot Study. Critical Care Research and Practice. 2016 February. PMID: 26949545.
2015-2016 Fabiana Ortiz-Figueroa, MD, Simulation Faculty, Duke University- Durham, NC.
Ortiz Figueroa F, Moftakhar Y, Dobbins IV AL, Khan R, Dasgupta R, Blanda R, Marchand T, Ahmed RA. Trauma Boot Camp: A Simulation-Based Pilot Study. Cureus. 2016 January; 8(1): e463. PMID: 26929890.
2014-2016 Jose Cepeda Brito, MD, Simulation Faculty, University of Kansas- Wichita, KS.
Cepeda Brito J, Hughes PG, Firestone K, Ortiz Figueroa F, Johnson K, Ruthenburg T, McKinney R, Gothard MD, Ahmed RA. NRP Rolling refresher: Maintaining Chest Compression Proficiency through the use of Simulation Based Education. Advances in Neonatal Care. 2017. PMID: 28195835.
2014-2017 Patrick Hughes, DO, MEHP, Emergency Medicine Simulation Director, Florida Atlantic University- Boca Raton, FL.
Hughes PG, Cepeda Brito J, Ahmed RA. Training the trainers: A survey of simulation fellowship graduates. Canadian Medical Education Journal. June 2017. PMID: 29098050.
2013-2014 Umbar Khan, MD, Medical Simulation Program Director, King Fahad Royal Hospital-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Khan U, Atkinson SS, Gable BD, Gardner AK, Ahmed RA. Initial validation of a modified suction task training system. Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy. 2015 January; 51(1):13-17 .PMID: 26078623.
2011-2013 Aimee (King) Gardner, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Research & Evaluation, School of Allied Health Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine- Houston, TX.
Gardner AK, Ahmed RA, George RL, Frey JA. In Situ Simulation to Assess Workplace Attitudes and Effectiveness in a New Facility. Simulation in Healthcare. 2013 Dec; 8(6): 351-8. PMID: 24096917.
2011-2014 Brad Gable, MD, MS, System Medical Director, Medical Simulation, OhioHealth- Columbus, Ohio.
Gable BD, Gardner AK, Bhalla, MC, Celik, DH, and Ahmed RA. Improving Bariatric Patient Transport and Care with Simulation. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2014 March; 15(2):199-204. PMID: 24672612.

Publications & Presentations

  1. Boyer T, Mitchell SA, Cartwright JF, Ahmed RA. Innovative Use of High-Fidelity Lung Simulators to Test a Ventilator Splitter Device. Anesthesia & Analgesia. June 2020. PMID:32496430.
  2. Cartwright J, Boyer T, Hamilton M, Ahmed RA, Mitchell SA. Rapid prototype feasibility testing with simulation: improvements and updates to the Taiwanese “aerosol box.” Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. June 2020. PMID:32505688.
  3. Wipprecht S, Wagner J, Bona A, Falvo L, Ahmed RA. Remodulin Pump Failure: An Emergency Medicine Simulation Scenario. Cureus. May 2020. PMID:325824884.
  4. Hughes PG, Hughes KE, Ahmed RA. Does my PPE really work? A simulation based approach. Medical Education. March 2020. In Press. PMID: 32333405.
  5. Rosasco J, McCarroll M, Gothard D, Myers J, Hughes P, Schwartz A, George R, Ahmed RA. Medical Decision Making in the Physician Hierarchy: A Pilot Pedagogical Evaluation. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development. March 2020. PMID:32656357.
  6. Ahmed RA, Weaver L, Falvo L, Bona A, Poore J, Schroedle K, Cooper D, Sarmiento E, Hughes M, Hobgood C. Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice: Death Notification. Clinical Teacher. March 2020. PMID:32472732.
  7. Niederriter J, Hovland C, Hazelett S, Whitford M, Drost J, Brown D, Morgan A, Kropp D, Sanders M, Gareri M, Fosnight S, Radwany S, McQuown C, Ahmed RA. Using the Constructivist/Active Learning Theoretical Framework to develop and test a simulation-based interprofessional geriatric training curriculum. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. Jan 2020.
  8. Gardner A, Ahmed RA. Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Medical Simulation. StatPearls. Jan 2020. PMID: 31869125.
  9. Hughes K, Hughes P, Cahir T, Plitt J, Ng V, Bedrick E, Ahmed RA. Advanced closed-loop communication training: the blindfolded resuscitation. BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning. 2019.
  10. Hernandez J, Frallicciardi A, Nadir N, Gothard MD, Ahmed RA. Development of a Simulation Scenario Evaluation Tool (SSET): A Modified Delphi Study. BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning. 2019.
  11. Gable B, Ballas D, Ahmed RA. Enhancing simulation education using expired materials. BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning. 2019.
  12. Meguerdichian M, Bajaj K, Walker K, Cheng A, Ahmed RA. Simulation Fellowships: Survey of Current Summative Assessment Practices. Simulation in Healthcare. 2019. PMID: 31596770.
  13. Ahmed RA, Botsch A, Ballas D, Benner A, Hammond J, Schnick T, Khobrani A, George R, Polansky M. Advanced Practice Provider Critical Care Boot Camp: A Simulation-Based Curriculum. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development. 2019. In Press. PMID: 31001592.
  14. Abulebda K, Hocutt G, Gray BW, Slaven JE, Malin S, Ahmed RA, Wetzel E, Medsker BH, Byrne BJ. Development and Validated Checklists to Evaluate Clinical Specialists in Pediatric ECMO Emergencies. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Journal. 2019. PMID: 30973401.
  15. Hughes PG, Hughes K, Ahmed RA. Setup and Execution of the Blindfolded Code Training Exercise. Journal of Visualized Experimentation. 2019. PMID: 30985745.
  16. Abulebda K, Whitfill T, Montgomery EE, Kirby ML, Ahmed RA, Cooper DD, Nitu ME, Auerbach MA, Lutfi R, Abu-Sultaneh S. Improving Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis Management in Community EDs Using. Simulation-Based Collaborative Improvement Program. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2019. PMID: 30870337.
  17. Hughes PG, Atkinson SS, Brown M, Jenkins M, Ahmed RA. Evaluation of Technical Competency in Healthcare Simulation (E-TeCHS) tool: A Modified Delphi Study. BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning. 2019. In press.
  18. Hughes PG, Hughes KE, Ahmed RA. Setup and Execution of the Blindfolded Code Training Exercise. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2019. PMID:30985745.
  19. Riefkohl-Ortiz E, Yee J, Gothard MD, Frey J, Hughes PG, Ballas D, Ahmed RA. Iatrogenic Critical Care Procedure Complication Boot Camp: A Simulation Based Pilot Study. Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training. 2019. PMID: 31008431.
  20. Ahmed RA, Hughes PG, Gardner AK. Simulation scenario rehearsal: The key to successful and effective simulations. BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning. 2018.
  21. Mohamed M, Long R, Krichevskiy O, Hughes M. "Pemphigoid Gestationis: A Rare Case Report" Annals of Emergency Medicine. Volume 75, Issue 2, February 2020, Pages 306, 314.
  22. Stein PD, Matta F, Hughes MJ. "Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Patients with Stable and Unstable and Unstable Pulmonary Embolism and Trends in TheirUse." Am J Med. 2020; 133(3):323-330. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.08.031. PMID:31520620
  23.  Hughes, P.G., Hughes, K. E., Hughes, M.J., Weaver, L., Falvo, L., Bona, A.M., Cooper, D., Hobgood, C., Ahmed, R.A. Setup and Execution of the Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice Dealth Notification Curriculum. J. Vis. Exp. (162), e61646, doi: 10.7759/cureus.8223
  24. Paul D Stein, Fadi Matta, MD, Patrick G. Hughes, DO, MEPH, MAry J. Hughes, DO. "Adjunctive Therapy and Mortality in Patients with Unstab;e Pulmonary Embolism" The American Journal of Cardiology. Volume 125, Issue 12, 15 June 2020, Pages 1913-1919.