Simulation Instructor Training

Comprehensive Instructor Workshop

Course Details

For healthcare educators, directors or faculty of a current or prospective simulation program

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    Eligible Credits
    40.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
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    Course Duration
    5 days + Optional Online Activities

This intensive immersion in healthcare simulation is led by experienced simulation educators and covers all high-level elements and concepts involved in running a simulation program. Attendees join a growing community of Institute for Medical Simulation (IMS) 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.

Topics Include:

  • Patient simulation: history and context
  • Operating a simulation program
  • Creating a challenging and safe learning environment
  • Teaching clinical thinking and skills
  • Teaching teamwork and crisis resource management
  • Developing debriefing skills
  • Preparing, building, conducting and debriefing realistic simulation scenarios
  • Avoiding simulation pitfalls and ineffective debriefing techniques
  • Introducing behavioral and educational research paradigms
  • Advancing simulation within one’s institution

Format:

Led by highly experienced CMS Faculty, the course combines didactic and experiential learning with practice and feedback. 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 assess the quality of debriefings. There will be some didactics, but mainly the course will be very interactive and engaging.

This course is a hybrid of in-person and optional online exercises on the CMS Virtual Campus website.

Equipment Requirements:

In order to participate in the optional online activities, each person must have:

  • Their own computer
  • Reliable high-speed internet access (minimum 3 Mbps upload/download speed)
  • Microphone and speakers (built-in, headset or from webcam)
  • Webcam or other video recording device (i.e. tablet, mobile phone, video recorder)

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit:

This course is sponsored by CRICO/RMF of the Harvard Medical Institutions. CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CRICO/RMF designates this live activity for a maximum of 40.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses, midwives and other healthcare providers will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” with credit hours that may be converted to CEs or CEUs. Massachusetts-licensed nurses can find information about converting CME to CEU at this Mass.gov site. Nurses from other states should check with their respective State Board or credentialing body for guidance on this process.

Application Requirements:

To apply for this course, you must:

Fill out the online application form, then email the following two documents to Paul Montgomery (email address provided in the confirmation message sent after submitting the online application form):

  1. A one-page proposal for an institutional project you plan to develop during the workshop, where you: describe the current problem that your project will address, briefly describe your project, define the beneficiaries and expected accomplishments, identify the necessary resources and barriers to implementation, and describe how you will evaluate whether your project has created an improvement.
  2. A 1-2 page biosketch (not your complete CV) including: your goals for attending the workshop your position, specialty and professional experience; your educational background; and any educational activities over the past five years.
Tuition
Attendee $5,775 USD

Payment and Pricing Questions:
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Enrollment Policy:

You will be informed of acceptance to your selected course/workshop by email within two weeks of our receiving your completed application. Your tuition is due immediately upon acceptance. Once accepted you will receive another email containing an invoice with payment instructions. Please note that acceptance does not mean enrollment. Once accepted, you are placed on a wait list. You are not enrolled, and do not have a reserved seat, until we have received your full tuition.

Course seats are filled in the order we receive tuition payments. Since our courses fill quickly it is important for you to send in your tuition immediately to secure a seat. Once your tuition payment is received, you will be taken off the wait list and enrolled in your desired course/workshop provided a seat is still available. If all seats in your preferred course/workshop are filled by the time we receive your tuition payment, you will be informed that it is full and given the option to remain on the wait list in the event that a seat later becomes available, switch to another course at a later date with available seats or receive a refund.

Payment Information:

The Center for Medical Simulation accepts payment by credit card, wire transfer, money order or cashier’s check in U.S. dollars. Personal checks are not accepted. You will be receiving an invoice via email from Rhonda Young. Your payment is due immediately upon receipt. If you would like to pay by credit card there is a link in your invoice that you can click on, or paste into a browser, that will take you to a page on our website where you can make your payment. If would like to make payment by any other method please contact Rhonda Young.
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Cancellation Policy:

If you must cancel we will refund your tuition less a $250 processing fee provided another paid candidate is able to fill your seat. Otherwise, you will forfeit half your tuition.

If you would like to switch to a course offered at a different date, we will apply your tuition toward the new course provided another paid candidate is able to fill your current seat. Otherwise, you will forfeit half your tuition. If you still want to switch to another course date we will apply half of your paid tuition and you will be billed for the remaining half. Please note that the tuition for a course offered at a later date may be higher. In that case, individuals switching to the later course date will need to pay the difference in the tuition fees.

Course Offerings

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Course Dates
Location
Notes
Monday, December 4, 2017 -
Friday, December 8, 2017
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA
Monday, March 12, 2018 -
Friday, March 16, 2018
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA
Monday, April 16, 2018 -
Friday, April 20, 2018
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA
Monday, May 21, 2018 -
Friday, May 25, 2018
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA
Monday, June 18, 2018 -
Friday, June 22, 2018
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA