Dr. Don Delorey is the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Simulation Center’s Research Scientist and has held this position since early 2017. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Walden University, MS in Health Physics from Georgia Institute of Technology, MAS in Human Factors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and MS in Meteorology from Florida State University. Dr. Delorey directs a variety of scientific research, publication and academic endeavors in the simulation center which contribute to the science of medical simulation. He also assists with the development and study of evaluation tools that support medical simulation as it relates to research of new training modalities and methods.
A recent study (Makary & Daniel, 2016) of medical errors have estimated preventable medical errors may account for as many as 251,000 deaths annually in the United States (U.S.). They are also the third cause of death in the U.S….