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IGHPE’s latest podcast features Dr. Janice Palaganas discussing the role of interprofessional simulation training programs in creating reflective medical practitioners.

Dr. Palaganas’s interest in teamwork and simulation training began with her PhD at Loma Linda University examining healthcare simulation as a platform for interprofessional education. She has since held several positions in nursing and medical simulation, and is now Director of Educational Innovation and Development at the Centre for Medical Simulation in Boston, MA, a Lecturer for Harvard Medical School’s Department of Anesthesia and Critical Pain Management, and an associate professor for the School of Nursing at the Institute of Health Professions.

Dr. Palaganas was editor-in-chief of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s textbook “Defining excellence in simulation programs”. Her research has included the National League for Nursing’s study on the use of simulation for high-stakes assessment, and she has published a number of papers on various aspects of simulation and interprofessional education, including its use in developing leadership skills and the importance of reflection as part of the training process. She is currently leading work to develop the first ever interprofessional virtual campus.