Escape Rooms in Medical Education and Training

Escape Rooms in Medical Education and Training


  • Prof Muhammad Suhail Amin Army Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan



Escape Rooms, Medical Education, Medical Training


Simulation-based education is gaining increasing recognition as an effective teaching method in medical education; placing learners at the center of innovative and learner-centered models.1

One of such methods is Escape rooms, which have emerged as a valuable simulation-based tool in medical education, offering a unique approach to learning.2 Healthcare simulation escape rooms engage students in an interactive way incorporating clues and puzzles to solve tasks related to healthcare themes.

Incorporating game elements into non-game contexts (gamification) is an immersive experience grounded in educational theory. It caters to the needs of modern learners like millennial students which makes it popular.

Escape rooms motivate learners, increase engagement, and encourage social interaction, making them an ideal fit for medical education. They align with Kolb's experiential learning theory, offering concrete experiences that promote reflective observation and active experimentation.3 They provide opportunities for team building, skills development, knowledge acquisition, and educational research.

The medical training benefits of escape rooms can be explored by case studies and theoretical perspectives. ...