The Office of Interprofessional Simulation (OIPS) is hosting the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA’s Institute for Medical Simulation on the UAB campus at Quarterback Tower, August 11-14, 2015. This course provides a comprehensive training for experienced educators with an interest in teaching clinical, behavioral and cognitive skills using medical simulation. This is the first time the course has been offered at UAB; although many UAB faculty have attended the CMS courses at their Boston facility.
The Center for Medical Simulation provides this course several times a year at qualified facilities for simulation educators who seek to create high-quality healthcare simulation programs. This course immerses healthcare simulation instructors in a multi method course wherein participants learn how to teach clinical, behavioral, and cognitive skills through simulation. It draws from the disciplines of aviation, healthcare, psychology, experiential learning, and organizational behavior. Participants explore simulator-based teaching methods applicable across the healthcare education spectrum, including undergraduate and graduate medical, nursing and allied health domains. The daily formats vary and include; simulation scenarios, lectures, small and large group discussions, and practical exercises with feedback. Typically these courses also offer a couple of social evenings for networking and sharing experiences.
At UAB, course participants will be selected by the Office in consultation with Office stakeholders to provide broad representation. The goal will be for participants to gain skills which they can use to train others in the provision of simulation in the future.