It’s been a very busy week here at CMS where we are holding our IMS 5 1/2 day Comprehensive Instructor Workshop in Medical Simulation. Our first instructor workshop was held 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 20 attendees from all over the United States and Canada and as far away as Saudi Arabia. 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 the staff and faculty are taking the entire group out to dinner at Henrietta’s table, a well known restaurant in Camridge’s Harvard Square. We include an opening evening cocktail reception and a dinner later in the week in all of our IMS 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 level.