Escape Rooms are gaining prominence as education modalities; the use of principles of game design have been shown to augment knowledge acquisition in a fun, team-based learning experience ("edutainment"). In this report, we outline some of the medical literature and then provide our step-by-step approach and lessons learned when building what was, to our knowledge, the first continuing medical education Escape Room at a national scientific meeting. We then comment on how this innovative educational offering was reimagined the following year for remote (virtual) learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keywords: education; escape room.
Published by Elsevier Inc.