UP webinar to tackle medical teaching, simulation in new normal

| Written by Deina Blancaflor


The COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to consider other ways of gaining knowledge and acquiring skills, especially in medicine. While many things came to a halt in the ‘new normal,’ health faculties continuously tried to find innovative ways to prepare the next generation of doctors, nurses, and other medical practitioners.

These past two years have shown simulation as a valuable teaching tool that increases skills and knowledge acquisition in all aspects of medical training. Not only is it effective, but it also offers a realistic approach to practicing such skills without causing harm to a living patient. Most importantly, it keeps students and residents safe in their learning environments.

Despite that, many are still wary, can skills training be effective not only in competency-based education but also in outcome-based care? How important is mentoring during simulation? How can simulation be effectively used to ensure that we have enough health workers for the most vulnerable?

Tomorrow, October 28, from 12nn to 2 pm, the University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with UP Manila National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH), National Telehealth Center (NTC), and cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH), would like to invite you to join the fight against C.O.V.I.D—current COVID-19 problems, other outbreaks, viruses, infections, and disasters.

This episode of the “Stop C.O.V.I.D. Deaths” webinar series titled “SKILLS TRAINING: How effective is a simulation in OB-GYN?” UP-PGH’s Dr. Stella Marie L. Jose will share a simulation of the teaching-learning of Obstetrics and Gynecology in a tertiary hospital during the pandemic.

Other panelists will also share their own experiences: Dr. Erlyn A. Sana, Professor at UP Manila National Teacher Training Center for the Health Professions; Dr. Noel D. Atienza, Dean of San Beda University College of Medicine; and Dr. Teresita Cadiz-Brion, an OB-GYN and former Dean of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila College of Public Health.

UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita D. Padilla will deliver the synthesis and closing remarks.

Register here and catch our weekly live tweets and streams via the UP System Twitter Account, TVUP’s YouTube channel, and Facebook page. See you on Friday!

The award-winning UP “Stop COVID Deaths” Webinar Series is the Philippines’ first and only frontline-focused medical webinar series. It pioneered the discussion, dissemination, and adoption of knowledge on COVID-19 treatment and management. Follow our accounts to stay connected with your credible online community.