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MARCH 25, 2022 | 12:30pm - 5:00pm

Getting Started with Simulation-Based Education and Assessment


The growth of simulation-based education and assessment has been exponential over the past decade. The ability to develop simulation-based education and assessment programs is a valuable skill for educators at all levels. This course is designed for those just starting out in simulation-based education. Whether you are in a state-of-the-art sim center, doing simulation on a budget or have never participated in simulation before, we will provide you with the skills to successfully execute a simulation session.

This workshop includes the four sessions listed below.

Simulation Theory

  • A safe container for learning 

  • Experiential learning: the secret sauce! (Why simulation works) 

  • Sim-isms: getting hip with the sim lingo 

  • Applying cognitive load theory to maximize learning in simulation 

The Nuts and Bolts: How to Create the Consummate Sim Case

  • Create objectives and match modalities

  • Manage the flow of a simulation session

  • Write a case

The Dos and Don’ts of Debriefing

  • Outline the structure and phases of debriefing

  • Practice a script for debriefing

  • Watch and critique some debriefing encounters

Navigating the Challenges of Simulation for Assessment

  • Watch and assess a simulation encounter

  • Describe pros and cons of various assessment tools

  • Create a simulation-based encounter for evaluation


Join our FALL Course on

October 25-27, 2023

CME Information

Harvard Medical School Continuing Education Office will email you a link to complete the evaluation and obtain your certificate.

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