This year’s inaugural Healthcare Simulation Week, sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, focuses on celebrating professionals who use simulation to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare delivery.
We can think of no better way to introduce this week than to remember the life and work of Michael S. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., a remarkable mentor, leader, and friend in simulation.
Over his long and distinguished career at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Gordon, revolutionized medical education around the world. Founder and director emeritus of the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, Dr. Gordon died suddenly on July 7, 2017, at age 80. He will be sorely missed. The following is a tribute.