Simulation Instructor Training

Instructor Training at Host Site Locations around the World

Highlights & Benefits

Participants attending workshops and courses at host site locations receive the same quality and immersive experiences as those who attend at Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) in Boston. These workshops tend to be more geographically convenient and may have a lower overall cost for attendees who do not need to travel or travel so far to attend.

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.

Visit our Locations page to see where we’ve held courses and workshops over the years.

Gateway Debriefing Skills Workshop

The Center for Medical Simulation’s Gateway Debriefing Skills Workshop introduces healthcare education faculty to the foundational practices of the Debriefing with Good Judgment© method of debriefing. This innovative workshop combines an immersive, daylong, in-person learning experience with online learning that includes customized peer-to-peer and mentor feedback.

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    Course Duration
    Online + 1 day in person
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    Eligible Credits
    Depends on host site, at CMS 12 credit hours, 1.2 CEU
Simulation as a Teaching Tool

This course is held over four days and is able to enroll 20 participants. It is also offered in Spanish through our CMS Affiliate, Hospital virtual Valdecilla. Click on Curso de Entrenamiento para Instructores en Simulación for more information. Haga clic aquí para ver los cursos se imparten en español.

This course immerses healthcare simulation leaders and instructors in a multi-method course wherein participants learn how to teach clinical, behavioral and cognitive skills through simulation. It draws from the disciplines of aviation, healthcare, psychology, experiential learning and organizational behavior. Participants explore simulator-based teaching methods applicable across the healthcare education spectrum, including undergraduate and graduate medical, nursing and allied health domains. The daily formats vary and include simulation scenarios, lectures, small and large group discussions, and practical exercises with feedback. Typically, these courses also offer a couple of social evenings for networking and sharing experiences.

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    Course Duration
    4 Days
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    Eligible Credits
    Depends on Host Site
Curso de Entrenamiento para Instructores en Simulación

El Centro de Simulación Médica (CMS), a través de su filial española Hospital virtual Valdecilla, ofrece el curso “Simulación como herramienta docente” en idioma español a través de Latinoamérica y España en Instituciones que deseen acogerlo.

La simulación como herramienta docente esta dirigida a líderes en simulación, educadores e investigadores que quieren desarrollar y mantener programas de simulación en salud de alta calidad en sus Instituciones.

Advanced Debriefing Course (ADC)

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

The peer-to-peer feedback processes used in the ADC also develops participants’ ability to help other faculty within their institution improve their instructional techniques. Participants will run and debrief one of their own scenarios, learn how to use an Action Science technique to reflect on debriefings and learn how to provide rigorous feedback on debriefings using a structured assessment tool. There will be some didactics, but mainly the course will be interactive and engaging. Your learning begins before the course starts through online feedback and interaction with faculty on the course pre-work assignments.