Simulation in medical education: A review

J. Lindsey Lane, Stuart Slavin, Amitai Ziv

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Simulation is used widely in medical education. The simulation methodologies used at the present time range from low technology to high technology. This article describes how role play, standardized patients, computer, videotape, and mannequin simulations are integrated into the educational curricula for medical students and physicians. Advantages and disadvantages of simulation and barriers to the use of simulation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-314
Number of pages18
JournalSimulation and Gaming
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Assessment
  • Clinical skills
  • Computer instruction
  • Medical education
  • OSCE
  • Role play
  • Simulation
  • Standardized patients
  • Videotaping


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