Tina Chen completed medical simulation fellowship in 2017 at Hartford Hospital, where she trained at the Center of Education, Simulation, and Innovation, a busy 25,000 square-foot simulation center that educates more than 11,000 learners a year. During her fellowship, she spearheaded several large-scale, multidisciplinary simulation interventions, including a 1-year study evaluating the impact of simulation versus traditional didactics on knowledge retention in 4th year medical students. This study was presented at the 2017 SAEM Simulation Fellows Forum, winning a best research award.
After graduating fellowship, Tina took on a faculty role as Director of Emergency Medicine Simulation for the Saint Louis University (SLU) EM residency program. In this role, she is responsible for developing structured, timely simulation curriculum that enables EM residents to achieve clinical and procedural competency. The EM residents awarded her a Best Teaching Award in June of 2018.
In May of 2018, Tina was hired as Assistant Dean of Simulation for the SLU School of Medicine (SOM), which gives her administrative oversight over the SLU SOM simulation center. Her goal is to develop evidence-based, sustainable simulation curriculum for pre-clinical and clinical clerkships, which allows her extensive contact with approximately 750 medical students. She hopes to leverage this opportunity into longitudinal, large-scale research on simulation educational outcomes.