Ivette Motola is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Assistant Director of the Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education and Director of the Prehospital and Emergency Healthcare Division (PEH) at the Gordon Center.
Dr. Motola joined the Gordon Center in 2007 and became the Director of Prehospital & Emergency Training Division in 2008. In this capacity, Dr. Motola develops curricula, instructional materials and assessment instruments for medical education of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, paramedics, and other allied health professionals. In the spirit of preparing the next generation of healthcare providers, Dr. Motola disseminates its education programs throughout Florida, the US and the world.
Dr. Motola has a special interest in developing curricula for prehospital and hospital-based emergency providers and the application of simulation to emergency medical education. Dr. Motola has served as PI or Co-PI on multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Florida Department of Health and several foundations. Her research interests include effective use of simulation and technology for skills acquisition and retention, team training, training for disaster response, and stroke education.