One of the remaining challenges in simulation-based medical education (SBME) is to show that it has a positive impact on clinical outcome (1). We report an investigation of simulation teaching in medical students using self-reported measures of change in practice as a surrogate measure of clinical impact. We describe reasons given by students for increased clinical confidence and the key points that they learned from SBME.
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