Simulation Center: Curriculum

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Our curriculum is centered around the principles of educating adult learners, with an emphasis on using simulation as one important method to achieve this goal. Our curriculum specifically includes the following:

General Educational Principles

  • Adult Learning Theory
  • Curriculum design
  • Educational session design
  • Learner assessment
  • Program evaluation
  • Quality improvement
  • Educational research methodology
  • Networking and Career Advancement

Simulation Specific Principles

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  • Simulation basics
  • Human Patient Simulator (HPS) concepts
  • General Scenario Design & Delivery
  • Incorporation of Teamwork and CRM into Scenario Development
  • Development of Interprofessional Simulation Scenarios
  • Debriefing Theory
  • Use of AV recording and other Technologies
  • Development of Procedural Skills Training
  • Use of Standardized Patients
  • Train the Trainer in Simulation
  • Simulation Center Design
  • Simulation Center Administration
  • Promotion of Simulation within your Institution

We also understand that each individual may have different needs, different areas of desired focus, and different long term career goals, therefore you will be able to tailor your training program in order to greater emphasize the areas that are of most interest to you.

Educational Requirements

  • Work with simulation users to design, run, and debrief simulation sessions.
  • Complete Masters in Medical Education (or related program) during the 2 year fellowship or complete a related Certificate Program for the 1 year fellowhsip.
  • Complete one scholarly project per year; at least one project must result in a peer-reviewed publication.
  • Work with your home department on development of educational activities.

Clinical Activities

You will be expected to work as a part time attending in your field at approximately a 0.4 FTE, with the remaining 0.6 FTE dedicated to your fellowship training.