CMS Announces 2015 Boston, MA USA Simulation Instructor Courses

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The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) is pleased to announce its 2015 Institute for Medical Simulation Comprehensive Simulation Instructor Course schedule in Boston. Recognized as a world leader in simulation education, CMS offers courses at its Boston location and at host sites throughout the United States and the world.

2015 /Boston  – Comprehensive Simulation Instructor Course Dates:

  • March 9 – 13, 2015
  • March 30 – April 3, 2015
  • April 27 – May 1, 2015
  • August 17 – 21, 2015
  • September 14 – 18, 2015
  • October 5 – 9, 2015
  • November 2 – 6, 2015

Comprehensive Instructor Workshop: 5 days
Established in 2004 and updated through the years, this is the Institute’s most comprehensive and immersive program. Attendees represent a wide range of experience, disciplines and specialties, but all share one common goal: to become outstanding educational leaders or directors of a current or prospective simulation program. With experiential education being the keystone of simulation, the course is a mix of theory, practice and feedback so that students develop a strong and comprehensive understanding of how to most effectively use simulation within their education programs. Widely respected, dedicated educators with years of simulation experience lead the course with one main goal in mind: Transform every IMS student to be an outstanding educator. 

Course topics include:

  • Patient simulation: history and context
  • Operating a simulation program
  • Creating a challenging and safe learning environment
  • Teaching clinical thinking and skills
    Teaching teamwork and crisis resource management
  • Developing debriefing skills
  • Preparing, building, conducting, and debriefing realistic simulation scenarios
  • Avoiding simulation pitfalls and ineffective debriefing techniques
  • Introducing behavioral and educational research paradigms
  • Advancing simulation within one’s institution

Click here to apply for this course  

For more information contact Gary M. Rossi, COO at or  call 617.726.3041

The Institute for Medical Simulation (IMS), evolved from research developed through a collaborative project between the Center for Medical Simulation and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology funded by a grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. CMS’ IMS Program offers courses for simulation leaders, educators and researchers who want to develop and maintain high-quality healthcare simulation programs within their organizations.