Online, web-based training allows participants to have interactive 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. Plans are underway for additional online workshops and modules that may be synchronous, asynchronously self-paced or facilitated, or a combination.
Online learning doesn’t have to be a pale imitation of “real” in-person learning. It’s a whole new way of interacting with learners. What if instead of a boring, predictable series of discussion question posts and assignments, your online courses were a dynamic journey that surprises and engages learners? This course will give faculty the confidence to create meaningful online learning experiences. Faculty have the skills to teach; we’ll show them how to transfer those skills to the online classroom – and it’s not about the technology!
In these rapidly changing times, CMS is innovating to meet the challenge. This flagship educator course is now available online in addition to in person in Boston. Not only will we now offer this transformational course online, we’ve updated the curriculum to refocus the course on helping participants make a significant, measurable impact on their organization.
With the financial strain on health care systems and universities, simulation programs increasingly compete with a variety of other healthcare education, quality, and safety efforts for resources. Simulation must solve real organizational problems. Our updated Healthcare Simulation Essentials (HSE) course reflects this demanding reality. With the goal of making an impact with your simulation program, participants will learn to work practically and strategically to translate simulation into gains for their learners, colleagues and organization.
To leverage your investment in this course and position your work to have the greatest impact, we will ask you to do some work before you arrive. To get buy-in and support for your program, we will help you identify a real problem that can be addressed with simulation (e.g. patient safety issues, curriculum challenges). We will then integrate your questions and challenges about how to address this organizational problem through interactive small group work.
Participants in the course can expect the exceptional educational experience that the Center for Medical Simulation is known for. Each course will feature several CMS faculty, who will work with learners in small groups to develop curriculum to guide their simulation program, to learn Debriefing with Good Judgment©, and to design simulation courses.
We are excited to begin this new adventure in online education. We look forward to seeing you, wherever you are!
This course was formerly known as the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop.
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.
Thoroughly familiarize yourself with the DASH Rater's Handbook. This familiarity is vital to becoming a skilled DASH rater capable of reaching the high degree of inter-rater reliability attained in other sessions. Familiarizing yourself with the instrument will take 1½-2 hours.
Do you find it difficult to give feedback to your peers or students? Do you ever wish you had feedback superpowers? Wish you never had to dread another feedback conversation? You are in good company. We spoke with healthcare educators, leaders, and managers around the world and found a recurring theme: feedback conversations are tough! When someone has done something “wrong,” when performance or conflict management is required, people fear that the conversation will go badly, or careen out of control. They then shy away from crucial developmental conversations. The Feedback Course helps you have these difficult conversations and build a culture of feedback by experiencing it first-hand.
Using cutting edge, interactive, online skill-building techniques, this course develops your feedback muscles. You will use repetitions of self-assessment, peer feedback, practical doses of theory, and our innovative feedback skill development tool, the FACE (Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education). You tailor knowledge acquisition to your learning style: read, skim summary points, or listen to podcasts.