2020-2021 SIMULATION PRESIDENT-ELECT CANDIDATE STATEMENTS

Candidate statements are listed in alphabetical order.

Nur-Ain Nadir, MD MHPE 
Kaiser Permanente Central Valley

NA NadirThe Simulation Academy has been a solid beacon of support, mentorship and collaboration for me for many years. I would like to give back to the Simulation Academy in gratitude of all I have received from the Academy over the last decades. I would like to serve as its President. I believe I have the necessary qualifications for this position in that I have formally trained as a simulationist; I have completed a Masters in Health Professions Education which allows for a breadth of perspective on research and scholarship projects; I have several years experience as an academic simulationist, simulation fellowship founding director and simulation curriculum director; last but not least I have served on the Sim Academy executive in different roles over the last 4 years, initially to lead the Sim Fellows Forum and subsequently as a Member at Large of the Executive committee to chair the Education Subcommittee.

I believe I can continue to make significant contributions from a scholarship and administrative perspective to the Simulation Academy. In addition to continuing the projects highlighted above I would also like to continue to lead the following projects which are fairly early in their inception:

1. Simulation for Teaching Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Curriculum – there is no published curriculum on this extremely significant subject and I hope to lead the efforts collaboratively with ADIEM.

2. A Simulation Education Resource Guide. The Sim Academy Simulation Resource Guide- A compendium of materials to assist Simulation faculty such as residency curricula, didactics, job descriptions , image and EKG bank etcetera.

In this last role I have been able to accomplish the following deliverables:

  • Collaboration with the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD) Sim Community of Practice to establish a Simulation Consultation Service. This service is available for any member(s) who wish to obtain a focused assessment and recommendations pertaining to any simulation endeavors from those members volunteering to be Sim Consultants.
  • Co-sponsored the quarterly Simulation Journal Club with Brown University, now being offered through the SSIG platform. In the past year we have held four journal clubs which were very well received within the Simulation Community at large.
  • Headed a research project on Simulation Based Remediation and published it in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. I also served as the senior author for a second research collaborative on “Applying Educational Theory and Best Practices to Solve Common Challenges of Simulation-based Procedural Training in Emergency Medicine” that was also accepted for publication in the AEM Education and Training

I believe that I have a lot to offer the Sim Academy and look forward to serving it in this role.