Introduction to Simulation: Why, When, What?

Led by: Sandrijn van Schaik, MD

This session provides faculty and trainees with an overview of the use of simulation in medical education, to set the stage for continued learning through the Teach for UCSF Certificate in Simulation Teaching, or as a refresher for those experienced in simulation at other institutions. Included are the rationale for use in learning and assessment, benefits to patient safety, as well as advantages to learning and patient care from the point of view of the institution. Along with an introduction to characteristics of effective simulations, this session addresses the importance of applying principles of curriculum development and learning theories to designing, planning, conducting, and debriefing simulations. The session is meant as an introduction to subsequent workshops that delve into applying learning theories to these different elements of simulation with opportunities to actively practice the associated skills.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define and describe simulation
  • Explain the rationale for using simulation in health professional education
  • List best practices for the use of simulation as an educational strategy
  • Find your way to various simulation resources at UCSF and beyond

UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 267 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Course No. MGR19075.

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 9:00am to 10:00am

1599 4th Street, Mission Hall 2106, Mission Bay


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