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Medical Response Simulation

As part of our S.T.E.A.M. Program, on Monday, December 2nd, the fifth grade and our middle school’s theatre students participated in a medical response simulation coordinated by Pat Caralis, MD. This exciting simulation was an extension to the new ‘medical science’ curriculum that is delivered monthly by Dr. Pat Caralis. This program provides fifth grade students with real-world, hands-on experiences that reinforce their classwork.

As part of this project, fifth grade students addressed the varying degrees of injuries dramatized by middle school students. Students were divided into groups based on their roles: first responders, recorders, communicators, and medical personnel.  This exercise provided students with the opportunity to practice the importance of accuracy, teamwork, and communication in an urgent, medical situation. The City of Miami Police Disaster Command vehicle was also parked in front of the school at 10:30 a.m. for tours. We are grateful for Dr. Caralis’ commitment and to Cushman parents Dr. Motola, Dr. Marcus and Nurse Cousins who also helped with this cutting-edge educational opportunity that put S.T.E.A.M. in action at The Cushman School.

To participate in an exciting brainstorming session with other professional on ways to enhance Cushman’s curriculum with relevant exercises like the one mentioned above, please join me for our upcoming S.T.E.A.M. ‘Think Tank’ at the Miami Innovation Center this Thursday, December 5th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Last date to RSVP to me is Wednesday, December 4th.


@The UM (University of Miami) Life Science and Technology Park (First Floor)

December 5th at 5:30 PM

1951 NW 7th Avenue, Miami FL

All my best,

Arvi Balseiro