September 9, 2005 - CHP/PCOR In the News
Gaba discusses benefits of simulation for medical training, in Sacramento Bee article
Appeared in Sacramento Bee, September 6, 2005
CHP/PCOR fellow David Gaba provides comment for a Sept. 6 Sacramento Bee article on the increasing use of patient simulators to train doctors and medical students. Gaba says simulation is one of the few ways a physician training in anesthesiology can be the sole decision-maker in a safe setting.
Gaba is a professor of anesthesia at Stanford and also serves as Associate Dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning. A pioneer in the field of medical simulation, he helped develop the first sophisticated, lifelike simulators 20 years ago.