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Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)

100 First Avenue, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02129-2011
Phone: 617-726-3034
Fax: 617-726-3046
Email: info@harvardmedsim.org
Website: https://www.harvardmedsim.org

ADVANCED SIMULATION INSTRUCTOR COURSES

For experienced simulation instructors

Simulation instructors ready to take their practice to the next level are encouraged to challenge themselves with one of our Advanced Courses. These courses begin with several weeks of online interaction with faculty, staff, and peers prior to culminating in an intense, 4-day in-person immersion in debriefing and feedback. The daily format of the on-site course varies and includes didactics, advanced debriefing practice, advanced scenario development, development of advanced self-observation and reflection skills, and (for courses held at CMS) peer- and mentor-led consulting on strategic challenges for your simulation program.

Course Prerequisites:

Completion of either the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop (http://www.harvardmedsim.org/ims-comprehensive-workshop.php) or Simulation as a Teaching Tool (http://www.harvardmedsim.org/ims-Instructor-training.php) Simulation Instructor Training courses through the Institute for Medical Simulation (IMS) (http://www.harvardmedsim.org/center-for-medical-simulation-ims.php).

Completion of either the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop or Simulation as a Teaching Tool Simulation Instructor Training courses through the Institute for Medical Simulation (IMS).

Courses Offered:

Advanced Instructor Course in Healthcare Simulation (AIC)

formerly known as the Graduate Course

Designed to prepare leaders in simulation-based education both to develop their own debriefing and feedback skills and to structure and enhance simulation faculty development, and strategic management of their simulation programs. Using cutting edge educational theory and practice, the course presents a conceptual framework and uses repeated micro-cycles of practice and feedback on debriefing, scenarios, and strategic challenges to accelerate skill acquisition and demonstrate methods of faculty development. The course is structured to allow participants to experience a model of peer- and mentor-led “community of inquiry.” This community allows individuals to reflect on their own and other people’s instructional and management practices in action.

Advanced Debriefing Course (ADC)

With an emphasis on debriefing skills, this course is designed to enhance and extend instructional techniques learned in the IMS Simulation Instructor Courses. Using high-leverage methods from experiential learning and organizational psychology, this 4-day intensive immersion in debriefing taught by senior Institute for Medical Simulation/Harvard Medical School faculty uses extensive practice and feedback to help attendees become more reflective about their instructional practices.