Road Map to Relevance: SimZones Curriculum for Preparing People, Teams and Systems

Weekly Webinars: Connecting and Learning with CMS

Duration Duration: 59 Minutes 43 Seconds
Free Open Access Materials > Debriefing, Faculty Development, Feedback, Healthcare Simulation, Webinars On-Demand

Recorded: June 17, 2020

About this session

Simulation-based curriculum should fit into a clear learning progression and solve important developmental problems for the healthcare organization. This webinar introduces participants to the SimZones system of matching learners and learning objectives with optimized simulation-based learning curriculum and pathways. The “with good judgment” approach to SimZones offers a robust approach to curriculum development and faculty development for positive-minded and forward-thinking simulation programs of all sizes.

Learning Objectives

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how SimZones offer a system of matching learners to learning objectives and optimized simulation-based learning programs
  • Categorize simulation activities using SimZones
  • Organize simulation-based activities as part of a learning progression that leads to continuous readiness and mastery

Further Reading


Demian Szyld

Demian Szyld, MD, EdM
Senior Director, Faculty Development Program
Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Szyld is an Emergency Medicine physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Szyld was the first Simulation and Education Fellow at the STRATUS Simulation Center at BWH and is actively involved in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and has chaired the Formal Training Affinity Group, led the Affiliations Committee and served as an Accreditation Site Reviewer and completed a term on the Board of Directors (2016-2019).


Mary Fey

Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE-A, ANEF
Senior Director, Teaching and Learning
Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Fey has has been working in the field of clinical simulation since 2007 and has been responsible for developing clinical simulation programs, integrating simulation into nursing curricula, and designing simulation labs. She has completed both qualitative and quantitative studies on debriefing and provides faculty development to interprofessional groups of simulation educators.


Chris Roussin

Chris Roussin, PhD
Senior Director, Education Leadership and International Programs
Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Roussin is an innovator in simulation program and faculty development, devising new ways to use simulation to build relationships, quality, safety and meaning in healthcare work. He has significant experience creating strong partnerships in complex healthcare organizations to build sustainable and culture-changing programs based in experiential learning and positive communication, collaboration and feedback approaches.