Table 5

Themed responses to how useful students felt the sequential simulation (SqS) format is and how it could be applied in other contexts.

ThemeCitations
Praise
  • ‘The SqS is very good. I hope Indonesia will have this kind of module in the future.’

  • ‘Lovely, beneficial, and iterative. Please continue running this simulation:).’

  • ‘The staff, actors, doctors were all super helpful and were able to describe the procedure effectively well to non-UK students.’

Learning opportunities
  • ‘It would be interesting to see how the qualitative insights learned from the simulations can be quantified for decision making at the management level.’

  • ‘I would like to learn more about management and administrative actions going on in the background rather than clinician in gown.’

Improvements
  • ‘The SqS was definitely very useful. Maybe a bit more time on the workshop. I liked the fact that it’s done during induction week as well.’

  • ‘For a larger audience, the ease of visualising the simulation should be considered in setting of the room (eg, use of a hall with step ladder sitting).’

Different applications
  • ‘It could be useful to explore simulation for chronic conditions which are the significant challenge for health systems in a lot of countries. The complexity of chronic conditions could be greatly explained with SqS.’

  • ‘It has enormous potential in management education. So managers can have a wide perspective of how different scenarios can play out.’