High in functional fidelity (functional fidelity is the extent to which the skills of the real task are captured in the simulated task (Miller, 1954). MEKSI with its computer based vignette simulates a clinical setting of a patient complaint and a Doctor in various situations such as a family practice consultation or an emergency room setting where the real tasks of history taking, physical examination, investigation and management or triaging is required dependent on the presentation.
MEKSI scores particularly high in the test-retest type of reliability, as it allows for trend analysis and comparison to mark progress from session to session over a period of time. The test-retest analysis showcases MEKSI’s ability in capturing this and encouraging practice and repetition in order to reinforce good clinical skills.
Scores high in being a measurement tool that measures the intended outcome. It generates a comprehensive report card compared against set guidelines in order to not only give an overall mark to the candidate, but also itemise scores for individual sections and also capture the duration taken for each.
MEKSI is at level 4, i.e. it has an impact on the organisation due to the training on the simulator. The institution in which this is used would benefit with an improved ranking. This in turn would increase patient confidence and therefore promote.
Feasibility & Experential Learning
MEKSI is affordable and easy to implement anytime and anywhere because it is a web based product. In addition to being a high fidelity functional simulator, it provides all the components of Kolbe’s experiential learning cycle. Meksi also improves a clinician’s scores and abilities during an OSCE based on British trials done on nurses.