Dr Stefan Monk, DEAA - Past President 2003 - 2005
Stefan Mönk is an anesthesiologist and a specialist in Emergency Medicine. He also holds an additional diploma from the European Academy of Anesthesiologists (DEAA). For several years, he has worked in the German Air Rescue service and has been Chief Emergency Physician of the City of Mainz, Germany.
In 1977, Stefan Mönk co-founded the Mainz Simulation Center of the department of Anesthesiology at the University of Mainz in Germany, where he worked as senior consultant in anesthesia. This was the first centre that used full-scale, physiologically model-driven simulators in continental Europe. At this centre, he began to actively pursue his genuine interest in Medical Education with simulation to promote patient safety. During that time, he initiated and conducted numerous simulation classes either as a facilitator or course director. Thereafter, he focused on developing simulation education and contributed his knowledge and experience by creating courses to train-the-trainer for doctors and staff.
After that Stefan Mönk joined AQAI Simulation Centre in Mainz, a privately owned company from which he moved on to METI, now CAE Healthcare.
For CAE he is currently working on several projects in the business expansion and development of education technology and content. He currently hold the position of Manager, Healthcare Academy - International and OEM Sales.
Stefan Mönk is also ac active member of several organisations:
Other activities Stefan Mönk has authored, co-authored and contributed to include the following:
Stefan Mönk's main professional interest and focus is essentially to positively improve and impact the level of Medical Education for ultimately promoting healthcare and patience safety through simulation. Human Factors and Crisis Resource Management are equally important topics to him, as well as learning and teaching traditional medical content. The use of technology to achieve his goal should never be an end in itself, however in his view it is certainly instrumental and absolutely essential.