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ADAPT: A Novel On-line Simulation Game That Promotes Knowledge of Maternal and Fetal Physiology Among Medical Students
Purpose: To evaluate
participation, satisfaction and knowledge acquisition with ADAPT, a novel
on-line simulation game designed to teach maternal and fetal physiology to
is a useful tool for engaging learners in subjects that prove time intensive,
contain unique concepts, terminology, or are difficult to recall, such as
anatomy and physiology. Gaming in medical education is in its infancy and data
regarding its effectiveness are lacking.
Results: A total
of 27 (28%) 2nd year medical students participated and completed pre/post-game surveys.
Average knowledge score significantly increased after game play (pre 76% +/-
13%; post 87% +/- 9%; p=0.001). Students also subjectively felt their
knowledge improved with 70% reporting improved knowledge and 33% improved
ability to manage pre-eclampsia. The majority (82%) would recommend this
method of learning to a colleague.
Discussions: The addition of ADAPT
to traditional lecture both objectively and subjectively improved knowledge of
pregnancy physiology. Although the majority felt it improved knowledge
and learning, the low levels of voluntary participation suggest that this
format may be less familiar or immediately appealing to students.
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