Dr. Errichetti earned his Ph.D. in Psychoeducation from Temple University and completed the Comprehensive Course in Medical Simulation at the Harvard University Center For Simulation. He is Chief of Virtual Medicine and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM). He established and currently is the Director of the Institute for Clinical Competence at NYCOM and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York. In this capacity he has designed and implemented patient simulation learning and assessment modules for medical students, residents, physicians and nurses through multi-modal patient simulations.
He is also a consultant for medical schools and health sciences programs around the United States on simulation program development, and on implementing protocols to prepare Standardized Patients and clinical faculty to assess communication and provide debriefing. He has also developed doctor-patient and health team communication assessment rubrics. He has designed a Master of Science in Health Care Simulation program at NYCOM, accepting students for September 2012.
Dr. Errichetta spoke to the South College faculty about patient simulation and using standardized patients in the didactic phase of PA education. Dr. Harbert attended his workshop on high fidelity simulation planning at the Association of Medical Educators in Europe meeting in the Netherlands.