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CORVETTO, Marcia et al. Simulation in medical education: a synopsis. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2013, vol.141, n.1, pp.70-79. ISSN 0034-9887.

Clinical simulation is defined as a technique (not a technology) to replace or amplify real experiences with guided experiences that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive fashion. Over the pastfew years, there has been a significant growth in its use, both as a learning tool and as an assessment for accreditation. Example of this is the fact that simulation is an integral part of medical education curricula abroad. Some authors have cited it as an unavoidable necessity or as an ethical imperative. In Chile, its formal inclusion in Medical Schools' curricula has just begun. This review is an overview of this important educational tool, presenting the evidence about its usefulness in medical education and describing its current situation in Chile.

Keywords : Education, Medical; Patient Simulation; Teaching.

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