“I come from a military background. My first job as a doctor was a family medicine physician in the military. You see regular clinic patients but there’s always that opportunity to deploy in war zones so trauma and emergency medicine was always an interest.”
At that time, he was also working in emergency part time and assisting with a residency program simulation through the hospital in Barrie, Ontario. “Medical simulation is an evolving tool that allows both medical learners and practicing physicians an opportunity to improve medical knowledge and comfort with scenarios and procedures not often encountered and potentially rarely performed (high acuity, low opportunity also known as HALO events),” explained Dr. Marshall.