038 – Simulation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with Dr Katrina Calvert

Hi Everyone!

This week I am joined on the podcast by Dr Katrina Calvert a senior trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology here in WA.  Katrina has a long career spanning both sides of the globe in medical education and has a real passion for the use of simulation in O&G. We discuss all things simulation:

  • what makes good simulation?
  • do you need expensive hi-fidelity equipment?
  • what does the future hold?
  • what are the barriers to the use of simulation and how can we overcome them?
  • we also share some interesting anecdotes of participants who have perhaps become a little “too immersed” in their particular scenario!

Thanks Katrina for a very enlightening discussion – we look forward to getting you back on the podcast soon!

Links To Courses in Australia

Maternity Emergency Management:  Simulation day for obs emergencies

NOVICE – basic skills in O&G for RMO’s PHO’s


For those interested in developing their sim educator skills, most sim centres offer a basic course, as we do.  For those with some skills already, we also regularly host the Harvard team for the “simulation as a teaching tool”, and “advanced debriefing” courses.




Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

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