Online, web-based training allows participants to have interactive and transformative experiences with our faculty on particular topics without the hassle and cost of travel. The Center for Medical Simulation currently offers synchronous (live) webinars to allow for real-time engagement as well as online workshops and courses that may be synchronous, asynchronously self-paced or facilitated, or a combination.
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 is an immersive, daylong, learning experience that builds debriefing skills through repeated practice with coaching from debriefing experts.
Led by some of the world’s leading simulation educators, the Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing (HSEDD) course is the Center for Medical Simulation’s (CMS) flagship faculty development course. Featuring CMS’ Debriefing with Good Judgment ® and SimZones approaches, the course prepares simulation program leaders and instructors to position simulation to solve real problems in healthcare organizations and health profession schools. Attendees can expect the Center for Medical Simulation’s well-known transformational educational experience provided by a team of the world’s leading simulation experts with diverse expertise and backgrounds.
To leverage attendees investment in this course and position attendees’ work to have the greatest sustainable impact, we ask attendees to do some work before the course begins. We ask attendees to speak with at least one key partner in their organization to identify a problem that can be addressed with simulation (e.g. patient safety issues, curriculum challenges). In the course, we will then work with each attendee in immersive small groups to design simulation curriculum using our proven methods, as well as practice Debriefing with Good Judgment©.
This course was formerly known as the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop at CMS in Boston or Simulation as a Teaching Tool (SATT) at host sites around the world.
In these rapidly changing times, CMS is innovating to meet the challenge. This course is offered in person at CMS in Boston and available online. This course can also be held in person or online at other institutions around the world. 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.
Participants in the course can expect the exceptional educational experience that the Center for Medical Simulation is known for whether it be online or in person. Each course will feature several CMS faculty, who will work with learners in small groups on 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.
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Participants must have previously taken either the Healthcare Simulation Essentials (formerly Comprehensive Instructor) or Simulation as a Teaching Tool courses.
Debriefing clinical simulation experiences is widely understood as a crucial step in clarifying and consolidating insights and lessons from simulations. The Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH) is designed to assist in evaluating and developing faculty debriefing and instructional skills. The DASH is a widely used instrument with known psychometric properties. It is designed to be applied in a variety of healthcare disciplines and simulation settings and can be used for summative or formative evaluation. This intensive immersion provides an overview of the six elements to an effective debriefing as defined by the DASH before moving into three rating cycles. Attendees join a growing community of DASH-trained raters who are positioned as leaders in the field.
This is an online course facilitated by one or more instructors. The course is delivered via a web conferencing platform. All materials and course interactions will occur online.