4 Essential Decisions When Transitioning to Remote Learning

Weekly Webinars: Connecting and Learning with CMS

Duration Duration: 61 Minutes
Free Open Access Materials > Debriefing, Faculty Development, Healthcare Simulation, Webinars On-Demand

Recorded: November 11, 2020

Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) faculty are often asked to share their perspectives on a variety of topics. These informal discussions often take place during meal breaks during courses or in the hallways at conferences. These questions often lead to interesting discussions and sharing of resources.

Online learning doesn’t have to be a pale imitation of “real” in-person learning. It’s a whole new way of interacting with learners. What if instead of a boring, predictable series of discussion question posts and assignments, your online courses were a dynamic journey that surprises and engages learners?

Questions and comments for this informal question and answer session were submitted prior to the webinar and live during the webinar.



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).


James Lipshaw

James Lipshaw, MFA, EdM
Education and Media Instructional Designer
Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, Massachusetts

James is a graduate of Stanford University (BA), Boston University (EdM), and the Rhode Island School of Design (MFA). Prior to joining CMS as an Instructional Designer, James was the Founding Visual Arts Teacher at KIPP Academy Boston, and a sixth grade ESL teacher at the Edmond P. Talbot Innovation Middle School in Fall River, Massachusetts. He served two years as a Teach for America Massachusetts Corps Member.

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.