Chinese Journal of Medical History / Zhong Hua Yi Shi Za Zhi

[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 06]

Abstract : The simcup is a national clinical competition based on simulation where teams of medical students, representing the different faculties of the kingdom, will compete on simulated patient scenarios, mainly on the theme of emergency medicine and disasters. The objective of our work is to present the SIMCUP Morocco, detailing the steps to participate and possibly win, while describing its format, its staging, its schedule, and finally, by revealing objectively its pedagogical relevance to medical students and its impact on their training. To do this we have developed a questionnaire in which we highlighted (07) main axes to judge the effectiveness of the Simcup: Teamwork, communication, Debriefing, psychological aspects, the global aspects, the elements to be improved and a bonus which we received the response of 120 medical students from all the faculties of Morocco. The results strongly support the relevance of the Simcup and the superiority of simulation-based learning compared to traditional clinical teaching, also as a method of evaluating learning. In 2019, a team of only Moroccan medical students won the SIMCUP international medical simulation competition held in Prague, Czech Republic organised by the European Society of Emergency Medicine.