Extreme Event on the Road: Medical School Students Focus on Emergency Management

George Washington University School of Medicine students make decisions about which resources to invest in during the Prepare Phase of Extreme Event: Coastal City

In September 2017, Koshland staff participated in the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine’s Emergency Management lecture series to facilitate a game of Extreme Event: Coastal City. The GW School of Medicine’s emergency management track enables students to understand the phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery. Students that select this track of study are required to attend a series of lectures and workshops throughout their four years. 

Players trade resources to solve their neighborhood challenges after a hurricane hits Coastal City

Dr. James Phillips, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chief of Disaster and Operational Medicine at George Washington University Hospital, began the session with a brief overview of hurricanes and the many organizations involved in emergency response. Students and faculty then played Extreme Event: Coastal City and had a great discussion about how the game related to their work as future medical professionals.

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