Disaster Medicine Simulation Examination
The Disaster Medicine Simulation Certification Examination is an opportunity for the Board to examine a candidate’s ability to diagnose and treat patients requiring intervention in both the field and hospital environments.
The scenarios presented are based upon real or hypothetical patients. Candidates will administer treatment to a Medical Education Technologies, Inc. (METI®) patient simulator as they would to a patient. Each METI® simulator uses simulated bleeding, breathing, talking, blinking and numerous other physiological characteristics to simulate various medical emergency scenarios including heart attack, drug overdose, vehicular accidents, and effects from weapons of mass destruction, bio-terrorism, and other traumatic injuries.
The candidate is given 2 hours to complete two scenarios. To pass the examination, the candidate must score at least a 70% on each scenario.
Prior to the start of the exam, each candidate will participate in an orientation to the METI® patient simulator.
Retaking the Simulation Examination
A candidate may take the simulation examination as many as three times in order to pass. Candidates who are not successful in passing both the written and simulation examination within the number of allowable attempts may reapply for certification by completing a new application and meeting all the eligibility requirements in effect at the time the new application is submitted.
Accommodations for Religious Reasons and Disabilities
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