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Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing

December 5, 2022 @ 9:00 AM - December 9, 2022 @ 5:00 PM

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Simulation Instructor Training

Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing (HSEDD)

(formerly known as the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop)

The December 5-9, 2022 course will only be offered online from 9:00AM to 5:00PM US Eastern time. View the course start time in your local time zone. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

In these rapidly changing times, the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) is innovating to meet the challenge. This flagship educator course is now available online with updated curriculum to focus the course on helping participants make a significant, measurable impact on their organization. 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!

Course Objectives:

  • Develop a strategic plan to elicit buy-in, support and make an impact with simulation
  • Develop simulation and curricular designs and assessment strategies for clinical readiness and competence
  • Build a challenging and safe learning environment
  • Conduct and debrief interprofessional simulation scenarios with high learner engagement
  • Apply the “With Good Judgment” approach to affect behavior change in multiple contexts
  • Strengthen your role as an educator and/or change agent


The course will take place over 5 consecutive days. It is our belief that this intense learning experience is best accomplished with continuous, individualized mentoring from highly experienced CMS faculty and the development of a peer-led community of practice.

How is the online version of the course different?

Using best practices for dynamic, interactive online education, each course day will be a mix of video conference time with faculty or in your small group, and periods of down time for rest and reflection. You can count on learning as much from the process of online education in the course as you will from the content.

Similar to our in person course, the online course combines didactic and experiential learning with practice and feedback. Participants will run and debrief simulation cases and receive coaching and feedback on debriefing skills from leading simulation experts. Days begin at 9:00 AM and end at approximately 5:00 PM US Eastern time.

Technology Requirements

This online course is delivered via Zoom, a web conferencing platform, and the CMS Virtual Campus, a learning management system. All materials and course interactions will occur online. To participate in this course, each individual – even if they are attending the course with a colleague from the same institution – needs:

  • Their own computer (desktop or laptop). Sharing a computer limits the ability to interact. There will be many instances where we will break out into different rooms in Zoom. Tablets and mobile phones do not allow full engagement to complete the course.
  • Reliable high-speed internet access (minimum 3 Mbps upload/download speed). Wired internet access is much preferred; wireless internet access is less likely to work well.
  • Their own computer headset (microphone and earphones)
  • Webcam
  • Their own space away from others because conversations from nearby colleagues can interfere with the course audio. This course should be completed in a space not shared with others.

Still have questions about the online course?

Learn more about the Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing course

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$5,775 USD
NOTE: Tuition covers 1 person to participate in the course. No additional viewers are allowed.
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Application Process

Complete the online application form. No other information is needed.

Course is Full. Waitlist Only.
Held in person at CMS in Boston, MA. Vaccination and booster against COVID-19 is required.

Application Deadline: [1 month before]

This course may be converted to online delivery depending on coronavirus travel restrictions.

Held Online.

Application Deadline: Nov 7, 2022

View the course start time in your local time zone.


December 5, 2022 @ 9:00 AM
December 9, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
Event Category:
Physician $5,775 USD
Nurse $5,775 USD
Administrator $5,775 USD
Educator/Researcher $5,775 USD
Allied Health $5,775 USD
Other (please specify in comments) $5,775 USD


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