Simulation Instructor Training

Instructor Training at CMS

Highlights & Benefits

Participants attending weeklong workshops and courses at Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) headquarters have more time to explore topic modules and more opportunities to critique various assessment methods. They have the added benefit of access to all our local faculty and operations team members, as well as an in-depth look at our facilities. Participants are privy to our backstage simulation preparation area, simulation, observation and debriefing rooms. Lunch-and-learn sessions offer participants the chance to meet with our other team members beyond their course faculty to expand their knowledge and network connections.

All courses and workshops are led by dedicated simulation educators with years of simulation experience, many of whom are on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing

Recently updated to incorporate the latest advances in simulation and educational practice, this intensive course is led by some of the world’s leading simulation educators. Integrating theories from multiple disciplines, the course focuses on simulation design and debriefing using the Debriefing With Good Judgment© method. Topics also include assessment in simulation and strategic thinking to advance your simulation program. Attendees join a growing community of Center for Medical Simulation graduates who are positioned as leaders in the field. Daily formats vary and include simulation scenarios, lectures, small and large group discussions, case studies, and practical exercises with feedback. Participants will create, run and debrief simulation cases and receive feedback on debriefing skills from leading debriefing experts.

This course was formerly known as the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop.

Effective March 2020, the name of this course will be changed from Comprehensive Instructor Workshop to Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing.

Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing.

  • Course Duration
    Course Duration
    5 days + Optional Online Activities
  • Credits Earned
    Eligible Credits
    39.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Tuition
    • Attendee $5,775 USD
Advanced Instructor Course (AIC)

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.

The daily format varies and includes didactics, advanced debriefing practice, advanced scenario development, development of advanced self-observation and reflection skills, and peer- and mentor-led consulting on strategic challenges for your simulation program.

Your learning begins before the course starts through online feedback and interaction with faculty on the course pre-work assignments.