Competing against the best medical student teams in the world, a team of the second-year students from the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine won the International Sim Challenge in Paris at the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine annual meeting.
After winning the national competition during the 2017 American Medical Association (AMSA) annual convention in Washington, DC, the team continued training to strengthen their skills, communication and teamwork.
This intense preparation helped ensure that the ACOM team was ready to win it all in a wide variety of scenarios among other medical students from around the world. Students from China, France, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal competed in the international competition.
“I think all of us are very proud to not only represent ACOM, but to represent osteopathic medical students on an international scale,” said Daniel Fuchs, OMS III, team captain. “It’s truly been a privilege for us to be able to have the experience we have had with simulation here at ACOM.”
ACOM’s winning International Sim Challenge team:
Daniel Becak, OMS III
Daniel Fuchs, OMS III
John Murphy, OMS III
Jake Nicholson, OMS III