Letter to the Editor| Volume 52, P8, March 2021

What Is Virtual Simulation?

Published:January 12, 2021DOI:
      In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, health professions educators are leaping to find online learning solutions. Although virtual simulation has been an increasingly used pedagogy, there is now a surge in interest regarding the evidence in this area as well as clarity with respect to definition. When examining the revised Healthcare Simulation Dictionary, several definitions are provided under the term “virtual simulation” (
      • Lioce L.
      • Lopreiato J.
      ). Although this dictionary is highly regarded and is certainly the “go-to” reference for terminology used in simulation, the definitions of “virtual simulation” are highly varied with sources ranging from decades to centuries ago.
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