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Meet the iSIM Course Directors
Jeffrey Groom, PhD, CRNA 

Jeffrey Groom is a seasoned educator, clinician, and researcher. Combining his clinical background and his doctorate in instructional technology focusing on simulation and experiential learning, Dr. Groom has utilized simulation-based instruction in teaching paramedics, allied health professionals, nurses, and physicians for over 20 years. During this time he has incorporated instructional simulation methodologies in numerous fields during his professional service in law enforcement, emergency medical services, military, hospital practice and academic settings. Combining his diverse professional and academic background, Dr. Groom has been a frequent invited speaker at numerous national and international venues. His research validating the psychological and physiological response of trainees during simulation and the role of medical simulation in improving medical decision-making under stress received first place award recognition at the 2006 International Meeting on Medical Simulation. Dr. Groom is an active member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare where he serves as a reviewer for the Journal for Simulation in Healthcare. In 2010, Dr. Groom received the Presidentís Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence from Nova Southeastern University for his innovative research and professional work in instructional technology and medical simulation.
Dr. Groom holds a BS degree in emergency medical services from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a BSN degree in nursing from Florida International University. He received his MS degree in biomedical sciences - nurse anesthesia from Connecticut State University. Dr. Groom received his PhD degree in instructional technology focusing on simulation from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Groom is currently Director and Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Nursing at Florida International University, Miami, Florida and also an adjunct instructor for emergency medical instruction and simulation at the University of Miami, Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education. He holds medical staff privileges for clinical practice with the Department of Anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida.