Research Criteria

STEPS has created a research protocol to facilitate investigations of normal educational practices related to simulation. In coordination with West Virginia University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), the emphasis of this protocol is to encourage multi-disciplinary research in the STEPS program, while protecting learners and educators and other constituents.

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Current Research Projects

  • Sexual Assault interprofessional education training
  • Emotional Intelligence, Critical Thinking and Effective Clinical Interviewing
  • Learning During a Simulation Workshop: Modeling Instructor Clarity and Students “Cognitive Load”
  • Delivery of chronic care
  • Pharmacy OSCE
  • Family Medicine Communications
  • Vimedix in ultrasound education
  • Contrast reaction
  • Laparoscopic simulation for residents

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