Three Medical Students Win First Prize in High-Fidelity Simulation Competition


Tzu Chi University medical students Ying-Kuan Chen, Xin-Han Xie, and Xing-Zhen Gao Yang participated in the “2nd National Medical Students High-Fidelity Simulation Competition.” Among the sixteen competing teams, they stood out and won first place with their exceptional professional skills and efficient teamwork.

Chung Shan Medical University and KYS Technology Co., Ltd. collaborated to host an event focused on enhancing medical students’ skills. Based on the ACGME’s core competencies and the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 13 Entrustable Professional Activities, this competition aims to improve students’ clinical skills, patient care, and communication. Simulation training allows students to practice diagnosis, treatment, and interdisciplinary team coordination, ultimately aiming to reduce stress and increase professional competency.

This competition attracted 16 teams, nearly 50 students, from 10 universities, including medical students in their sixth year of the medical program and their fourth year of the postbaccalaureate program. Three Tzu Chi University students, under the guidance of Dr. Yu-Long Chen from Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, funded by the Higher Education Sprout Project, formed a team named “Born as One” to participate in the competition.

The students participating in the event expressed their gratitude to Dr. Chen for graciously accepting the mentor’s role. They also acknowledged the valuable guidance and training provided by Deputy Director Jiu-Teng Yang from the School of Medicine and Nurse Practitioner Xuan-Fei Chen of Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital.

Through consistent and repeated practice, the students evolved from initial disorganization to comfortable familiarity with the assessment process, successfully identifying their roles within the team. This deliberate and focused practice fostered an environment of mutual assistance and trust among them, which was instrumental in overcoming anxiety associated with the competition and in the contest’s successful completion. The experience proved to be a significant opportunity for the students to apply their theoretical knowledge to simulated scenarios, to make swift and accurate decisions, and to test their medical knowledge, thereby greatly enhancing their skills in emergency response.

Professor Shin-Yuan Chen, Chair of the School of Medicine, praised the students for engaging in extracurricular competitions, enhancing their skills and teamwork. The department blends professional knowledge with humanitarian care and clinical skills for a comprehensive learning environment. This approach fosters interactive, reflective learning, aiming to develop holistic, patient-centered healthcare capabilities based on evidence.

Simulation training experiences profoundly impact students’ future clinical practices. Through these experiences, students gain confidence and finesse in addressing various healthcare challenges. They aspire to handle emergencies like asthma, chest discomfort, and suspected strokes after graduation. Beyond seeking help from senior colleagues, they aim to perform initial interventions, stabilize patients promptly, and reduce complications, thus enhancing patient safety.

The School of Medicine will continue supporting and encouraging students to participate in various competitions, enhancing their clinical skills and preparing them for future medical careers, aiming to care for more needy patients.