It’s been a very busy week here at the Center for Medical Simulation where we are holding our internationally famous 5-day Comprehensive Instructor Workshop in Healthcare Simulation. CMS held its first instructor workshop in 2004 and we’ve updated it extensively through the years. With experiential education being the keystone of simulation, this 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. This week we have 19 attendees from all over the United States and as far away as Turkey and Australia. They represent a wide range of experience, disciplines and specialties, but all share a common goal of become outstanding educational leaders or directors of a current or prospective simulation program.
Tonight, we are taking the entire group out to dinner at Blackmoor’s, a well-known restaurant in Boston’s Charlestown district. We include an opening evening cocktail reception and a dinner later in the week at all our Instructor workshops. This gives the faculty, staff and students the opportunity to meet in a more informal setting where they can get to know each other on a more personal
If you’d like to become a part of our growing worldwide community, we still have a few seats available in our August Course. The weather here in August is beautiful. Warm temperatures and low humidity are the norm. Come a week early with your family to
see Boston and perhaps schedule a weekend visit to Cape Cod where you’ll experience some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Now is the perfect time to apply for the course and plan your trip.
CMS is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, just steps away from the USS Constitution, a 1797 naval ship that can be boarded by the public. The nearby USS Constitution Museum offers visitors the chance to learn more about the ship’s past and find out how it received its nickname “Old Ironsides.” The USS Constitution is one of sixteen historical sites on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walking route around Boston. The Old North Church, Paul Revere’s House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House are all stops along the way. Following the trail from Charlestown, visitors will end their walk at the Boston Common, America’s oldest public park. The Boston Public Garden is located adjacent to the Common and features a variety of plants and flowers as well as and the famous Swan Boats.
Hop on the MBTA Green Line to visit the Boston Public Library, Fenway Park, Museum of Fine Arts or Museum of Science Boston. Take the Red Line to get to South Station (trains to Cape Cod on the weekend via the CapeFLYER), JFK Library, or Carson Beach (a short distance from Pleasure Bay and the iconic fried food shack, Sullivan’s Castle Island).
Insider Tip: the Boston Red Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays on the last day of our August Comprehensive Instructor Course; the perfect way to celebrate your hard work!