Posted: March 29, 2020

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Covid-19 Pandemic Project


This group-based simulation exercise contains two parts to be completed in two weeks:

  1. Each group of 4-5 students can choose a clinical scenario: either emergency department or an Internal Medicine private practice. Students are asked to create and submit a group PowerPoint presentation describing the patient/staff safety protocols, work flow, patient flow, testing protocols and reporting measures they would put in place if they assumed the role of lead physician or medical director during a Covid-19 pandemic.  
  2. Each group of 4-5 students will be assigned one of three sets of questions within the topics of Covid-19, a historical review of past pandemic responses, and general best practices in pandemic response. Questions and answers can be submitted (as a team) in a word document.  


Vivian T. Obeso, MD, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Sarah E. Stumbar, MD, MPH, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine  


Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)

Case-Based Instruction/Learning


Patient Safety, Covid-19, Pandemic, Scenario