Diane Sliwka, MD
Rakin Fellow in Medical Education
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Hospitalist, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of California San Francisco
Effectiveness of simulation-based training for teaching medicine interns acute hospital scenarios
Dr. Diane Sliwka is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco. She received a BA degree in biology with honors at Dartmouth College in 1998, and an MD degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 2002. She completed internship and residency in internal medicine at Maine Medical Center in 2005. Dr. Sliwka served as a teaching attending physician and hospitalist on the inpatient general medicine service at BIDMC and tutored renal pathophysiology in the 2nd year Harvard Medical School problem-based learning course. She moved to University of California, San Francisco where she continues to work as a clinician educator and hospitalist and also continues her work in simulation.
As a Rabkin fellow, Dr. Sliwka taught interns, nurses and 4th year Harvard medical school students how to handle acutely decompensating patients using high fidelity simulation exercises with debriefing. The multifold goals of the project included the appropriate medical management; the communication between doctors, nurses and family; and code status conversations.