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CMS Faculty Lead Four Courses at Australian Affiliates



Center for Medical Simulation faculty, including Jenny Rudolph, Demian Szyld, Mary Fey, Walter Eppich, Julian van Dijk, Kate Morse, and Robert Simon trekked to Australia in February to help lead four sessions of CMS’ Simulation as a Teaching Tool courses.

Two courses took place at the Western Centre for Medical Education in Melbourne/St. Alban’s, Victoria, from February 14th to 17th and February 21st to 24th. Two took place at Mater Education in Brisbane, Queensland, from February 21st to 24th and from February 28th to March 3rd.

The Simulation as a Teaching Tool Simulation Instructor Workshop immerses healthcare simulation leaders and instructors in an inter-professional learning environment where participants learn to teach clinical, behavioral, and cognitive skills through simulation. This course draws from simulation-based pedagogy in field ranging from aviation to healthcare, psychology, experiential learning, and organizational behavior. Participants explore teaching methods that are applicable across the healthcare education spectrum, from undergraduate and graduate medical education to the nursing and allied health domains.

The day to day practice of the Simulation as a Teaching Tool course varies and includes simulation scenarios, lectures, small and large group discussions, and practical exercised on feedback and debriefing. The course also includes professional networking and events for sharing course and professional experiences.

Play “Simulation Go” at IMSH 2017 with #IMSHGo



The #1 point-getter will win a “DJ Simulationistas” vintage jacket!

The top 10 players will be entered into a random drawing to win CMS swag!



1) Take photos of Simulationistas in the wild:

A photo of you being interviewed by the DJ Simulationistas team (Dan Raemer & Janice Palaganas) … 10 points

A photo of you at the CMS booth in the trade hall … 5 points

A photo of two CMS faculty or staff together … 3 points

A photo of three CMS course alumni together … 3 points

A photo of you at a workshop facilitated by CMS faculty … 2 points

A photo of CMS faculty running a workshop … 1 point

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2) Send us the photo on Twitter (@MedSimulation) or Instagram (@centerformedicalsimulation) to earn points! Use #IMSHGo.

3) CMS will add up your points and post a leaderboard each night! Winners will be notified on Tuesday night.

The Center for Medical Simulation is at IMSH 2017 in Orlando!

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CMS faculty and staff will be facilitating or co-facilitating the following workshops. Please make sure to check the IMSH website (www.IMSH2017.com) for up to date room locations and times!


Monday 1/30:

10:00-11:30AM: Simulator Death: Controversial Learning Tool Benefits and Consequences

Faculty Development – Barrell Spring l

Speakers: Andrew Goldberg, MD; Jennifer L Arnold, MD, MSc; Sam DeMaria, MD; Daniel Lemke, MD; Adam I. Levine, MD; Dan Raemer, PhD; Jeron Zerillo, MD


10:00-11:30AM: Strategies for Successful Co-debriefing

Debriefing –  Celebration 14 and 15

Speakers: Adam Cheng, MD, FRCPC, FAAP; Gavin Burgess; Helen Catena, RN; Amy Cripps, RRT; Jonathan Duff, MD; Walter Eppich, MD, MEd; Kristin Fraser, MD, FRCPC; Vincent Grant, MD, FRCPC; Michaela Kolbe, PhD; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF; Traci Robinson, RN; Stuart C Rose; Jenny W Rudolph, PhD


11:45AM-1:15PM: Speed Mentoring: Formal Training, Masters & Certificate Affinity Group Networking Event

Interprofessional Education – Bayhill 17 and 18

Speakers: Ambrose H Wong, MD, MS-HPEd; Amanda V Crichlow, MD; Sharon Griswold, MD, MPH, CHSE; Tiffany Moadel, MD; Deborah D Navedo, PhD, CPNP, FNAP; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF; Rami Ahmed, DO, MHPE; Lillian Emlet, MD, MS; James A. Gordon, MD, MPA; Joseph O. Lopreiato, MD, MPH; Grace M. Ng, MS, CNM, RN, C-EFM; Vivienne Ng, MD, MPH; Thomas Nowicki, MD; Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF; Janet K Willhaus, PhD, RN, CHSE


3:00-4:30PM: Improve Debriefing Skills Through Peer Observation and Feedback

Faculty Development –  Celebration 12 and 13

Speakers: Grace M. Ng, MS, CNM, RN, C-EFM; Emily Diederich, MD; Dawn Taylor Peterson, PhD; Laura Rock, MD; Jenny W Rudolph, PhD; Robert Simon, EdD; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM; Penni Watts, PhD, RN, CHSE-A


3:00-4:30PM: Improve Clinical Feedback Skills Using the FACE (Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education)

Faculty Development – Celebration 1

Speakers: Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL; Melanie Barlow, RN, MN, GradDipCritCare, GradCertEd, CertIV; Emily Diederich, MD; Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE; Jose M Maestre, MD, PhD; Rebecca D Minehart, M.D.; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF; Laura Rock, MD; Robert Simon, EdD



Tuesday 1/31

10:00-11:30AM: Build Your Simulation Training Program from Scratch

Speakers: Michelle Marie McLean, MD; Sidhant Nagrani, MD; Ambrose H Wong, MD; Antoinette Golden; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM; Rami Ahmed, DO, MHPE; Thomas Nowicki, MD; Kimberly Schertzer, MD


10:00-11:30AM: Peer Role Play to Improve Debriefing

Debriefing – Blue Spring II

Speakers: Dr. Usamah Saleh Alzoraigi, MD; Abdulrahman Y Sabbagh, MD; Abdullah Almarshed, MD; Dr Shadi Almoziny; Abeer Arab, MBBS, FRCPC; Charles Pozner, MD; Jenny W Rudolph, PhD


10:00-11:30AM: Debriefing the Debriefer: Take Faculty Development to the Next Level

Faculty Development – Bayhill 22

Speakers: Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL; Amy L Daniels, MS, RN, CHSE; Michaela Kolbe, PhD; Kristian Krogh, MD; Dawn Taylor Peterson, PhD; Penni Watts, PhD, RN, CHSE-A; Nelson Wong, MD



3:00-4:30PM: Peer Coaching to Improve Debriefing Skills

Speakers: Adam Cheng, MD, FRCPC, FAAP; Wendy E Bissett, RN, CNE; Gavin Burgess; Helen Catena, RN; Jonathan Duff, MD; Walter Eppich, MD, MEd; Tobias Everett, MBChB FRCA; Vincent Grant, MD, FRCPC; James Lewis Huffman, BSc, MD, FRCPC; Michaela Kolbe, PhD; Traci Robinson, RN; Stuart C Rose; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM


3-4:30p – Giving Feedback on Feedback

Faculty Development – Bayhill 29 and 30

Speakers: Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH, DSc; Ignacio Del Moral, MD, PhD; Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE; Kate Morse, PhD, ARNP-BC, CRNP, CCRN, CNE; Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF; Dan Raemer, PhD; Laura Rock, MD; Jenny W Rudolph, PhD; Robert Simon, EdD


3:00-4:30PM: Learner Deception: What’s More Important, Protection or Realism?

Faculty Development – Barrell Spring I

Speakers: Andrew Goldberg, MD; Jennifer L Arnold, MD, MSc; Sam DeMaria, MD; Daniel Lemke, MD; Adam I Levine, MD; Dan Raemer, PhD 


Wednesday 2/1

8:30-10:00AM: Navigating a Career in Simulation

Speakers: Michelle Marie McLean, MD; Sidhant Nagrani, MD; Ambrose H Wong, MD; Sara M Hock, MD; Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH, DSc; Sharon Griswold, MD, MPH, CHSE; Mary E. Holtschneider, RN-BC, BSN, MEd, MPA, NREMT-P, CPLP; Deborah D Navedo, PhD, CPNP, FNAP; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM


10:30-11:30AM: Role of Emotion in Simulation Learning

Debriefing – Bayhill 21

Speakers: Gabriel B Reedy, PhD, CPsychol; Laura Rock, MD

Jenny Rudolph Facilitates Workshop at Madigan Army Medical Center


On November 9th and 10th, 2016, the Faculty Development Fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center played host for the semi-annual Education and Leadership Workshop. The Center for Medical Simulation was honored to send Jenny Rudolph, Executive Director, to lead and facilitate teaching on creating respectful and honest feedback which reveals learner frames.

Over 100 medical educators and leaders from Madigan Army Medical Center, the local VA, and the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho (WWAMI) network attended the Education and Leadership Workshop. Speaking at the conference were Colonel Michael Place, MD, hospital commander, on integrating principles of becoming a High Reliability Organization and Graduate Medical Education; Colonel Jessica Servey, MD, Uniformed Services University Faculty Development Educator, on Leaners in Trouble and the Educators Portfolio and Curriculum Vitae; and Major General Jeffrey Clark, MD, Director, Health Care Operations for the Defense Health Agency, on leadership lessons.

CMS was pleased to reconnect with alumni of its Comprehensive Instructor Workshop involved in the Faculty Development Fellowship, including the Program Director, Colonel Douglas Maurer, and fellows Major Heather O’Mara, Lieutenant Colonel Laurel Neff, and Lieutenant Commander Richard Thompson.

Pictured in photograph, from left to right, members of the Madigan Army Medical Center Faculty Development Fellowship: Col. Douglas Maurer, Program Director; Maj. Heather O’Mara, Fellow; Lt. Col. Laurel Neff, Fellow; Maj. Jeffrey Burket, Fellow; Capt. Mary Noel, Fellow; Maj. Michael Arnold, Fellow; Lt. Cmdr. Richard Thompson, Fellow.

Dan Raemer, CMS Faculty Lead American College of Rheumatology Workshop


From Dan Raemer, the Center for Medical Simulation’s Chief Curiosity Officer:

“Brad Morrison, Laura Rock, and I presented a workshop on Providing Effective Feedback at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington, DC on November 21, 2016. Although the session was scheduled for an early hour, it was very well attended and the participants responded enthusiastically to the notions of Feedback with Good Judgment. We were able to provide some motivation, content, and practice for the participants improving their feedback to students, coworkers, and peers. Using some intriguing videos of good and bad feedback enabled us to make the session relevant to a medical specialty we have not traditionally served.”

Center for Medical Simulation Nurse Educator Scholarships Awarded

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The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) and the MGH Institute of Health Professions (IHP) are pleased to announce that our CMS Nurse Educator Scholarships have been awarded for our 2016 and 2017 Comprehensive Instructor Workshops.

These ten $2500 partial tuition scholarships were made available through the generosity of an anonymous nurse donor who seeks to improve the ways that simulation is used in nursing education.

The scholarships were awarded to five teams of two nursing educators from healthcare organizations and education programs using or seeking to use simulation in their nurse training curricula.

The winners of the ten scholarships for 2016 and 2017 are:

  • Lori Mooney and Ann Felauer from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Helen Catena and Jenny Chatfield from the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Alberta, Canada.
  • Joanne Dunderdale and Carol Kostovich from the Loyola University Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Melissa Jarvill and Seon-Yoon Chung from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.
  • Nichole Kelsey and Maureen Washock from the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

We welcome these five nursing teams to our Comprehensive Instructor Workshops and looks forward to seeing them at CMS in Boston in 2016 and 2017.


CMS Leadership, Faculty among SSH Academy Inductees

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The Center for Medical Simulation congratulates the many CMS faculty, board members, graduates, and friends who were appointed as inaugural fellows of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s SSH Academy.

CMS team members in the first group of fellows include Chief Curiosity Officer Dan Raemer, Director of Educational Innovation & Development Janice Palaganas, faculty member Walter Eppich, Executive Director Emeritus Jeff Cooper, and Board of Trustees member James Gordon.

CMS is proud to be represented in the SSH Academy by so many members of our faculty and leadership team, and looks forward to seeing them formally inducted at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in Orlando, in January 2017.

Roxane Gardner Accepted into Prestigious Faculty Fellowship

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The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) is pleased to announce that Roxane Gardner MD, MSHPEd, DSc and the Sr. Director of Clinical Programs at CMS  has been accepted into the Faculty Fellowship for Leaders in Collaborative and Humanistic Interprofessional Education at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.  She is one of 11 clinicians accepted into this national multi-site project.

Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH)/Harvard is one of the national sites, and the first pediatric site, chosen to implement curricula to develop leaders who will serve as collaborative role models committed to creating successful strategies to educate others about humanism and to developing future generations of IPE leaders at their institutions. The program at Boston Children’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School is unique in that it has been designed as a Faculty Fellowship, rather than convening a seminar.

Roxane will be part of a larger cohort of interprofessional leaders and evolving leaders in interprofessional education from the following participating institutions: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of Minnesota Medical School, Yale School of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Indiana University School of Medicine.  A link to the Fellowship webpage is available at: http://ipepweb.org/faculty-fellowship-interprofessional/ 

Congratulations Roxane!

CMS Hosts Alaskan Healthcare Providers

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Last week, the Center for Medical Simulation hosted two Alaskan healthcare providers, Susan Davis, EMT, CHP-c, and Danita Koehler, MD. Susan and Danita came to CMS representing Eastern Aleutian Tribes, a healthcare corporation working alongside the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to provide health services to communities in the Aleutian Islands and on the Alaska and Kenai peninsulas. These programs are part of the Alaska Community Health Aide Program, which provides resources to a network of more than 550 healthcare providers serving more than 170 rural villages throughout Alaska. ANTHC is Alaska’s second largest healthcare employer, with over 2,500 employees.

Susan and Danita attended the CMS Comprehensive Instructor Workshop in order to further their goal of bringing simulation training to these healthcare programs. The Community Health Aides / Practitioners who work in the CHAP program are the primary providers in their communities, working with limited resources to provide health education, prevent disease and injury, and ensure safe water and sewer services. These community providers work in conjunction with remote providers at hospitals, using teleconferencing to examine patients, discuss treatment options, and determine whether medevac resources are required in critical situations.

Simulation training will allow these frontline providers to safely train on and improve response times to many potential clinical situations, including early recognition of crucial signs and symptoms for issues like shock, sepsis, and psychiatric distress. Having spent a week at CMS training with an international and interprofessional team of healthcare providers, Susan and Danita are now better equipped to create, operate, and evangelize simulation programs for their healthcare organizations and their communities.

Jenny Rudolph, Mary Fey to Speak at California Simulation Alliance Conference

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The Center for Medical Simulation is pleased to announce that both Jenny Rudolph, Executive Director of CMS, and Mary Fey, Associate Director of the Institute for Medical Simulation at CMS, will speak at the California Simulation Alliance’s second annual conference on October 15th, 2016, at the University of San Francisco.

Jenny and Mary will facilitate a special pre-conference debriefing workshop on the topic of Debriefing with Good Judgement©, on October 14th, 2016, with an introductory online webinar which took place on October 4th, 2016.

The theme of this year’s annual conference is “Making an Impact on Healthcare Education: Bridging the Gap Using Simulation.” Jenny Rudolph will deliver the keynote address at the conference, on the topic, “Creating a Transformational Learning Environment: High Standards and High Regard in Healthcare Simulation.” This interactive keynote speech will explore how to link holding learners to high standards while also holding them in high regard, as the basis for learning in simulation. Some debriefers are “nice” and withhold judgement to protect the learner, while others “tell it like it is” and demoralize the learner. Jenny will discuss how debriefers can do both these things simultaneously in a way that feels fair and fun.

 Mary Fey will also deliver a talk discussing the effects of the recent National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) study on the use of simulation in nursing curricula. She will introduce the findings of the study, which showed that a certain percentage of contact hours for nursing students could be successfully and effectively replaced with simulation. She will also show nursing educators how to integrate simulation into their curricula, given the new NCSBN guidelines.

The California Simulation Alliance (CSA) is a program of HealthImpact. CSA’s purpose is to develop simulation education in the state of California for registered nurses and healthcare professionals. For more information, visit www.californiasimulationalliance.org.