The Basic Assumption™

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The Basic Assumption™ is a core value that the Center for Medical Simulation developed and practices during its courses to help create a psychologically-safe learning environment for participants:

“We believe that everyone participating in activities at CMS is intelligent, capable, cares about doing their best and wants to improve.”

Educators around the world have adopted the Basic Assumption by displaying it in their simulation centers and including it in course materials. If you would like to use the Basic Assumption as a poster or within educational materials, please include the Center for Medical Simulation citation (image file included in template).