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Simulation Instructor Training Course

The UC Irvine Medical Education Simulation Center is offering an intensive two-day Instructor course designated for healthcare simulation instructors. The course is designed to combine elements of theory, practice, and immersive experiential learning focusing on simulation as a teaching tool. The course will allow participants to learn about the history, context, and theory of patient simulation, debriefing strategies, and designing simulation curriculum. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply skills learned through deliberate practice.

Target Audience
MD, DO, RN, allied health specialists and medical educators

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the role of simulation-based medical education
  • Utilize effective debriefing techniques and teaching strategies in simulation
  • Apply techniques learned to develop, run, and debrief simulation scenario
  • Decrease the instance of vague or disorganized communication, and thereby improve patient safety though the use of communication verification tools
  • Utilize and teach the components of Crisis Resource Management during critical events

Course Fees and Information

  • $350 for UC Irvine Medical Education Simulation Instructors (teach simulation to UC Irvine medical students and/or residents at the Medical Education Simulation Center)
  • $1,000 for UC Irvine affiliated Simulation Instructors (must teach simulation to UC Irvine medical students and/or residents)  
  • $2,000 for all non-UC Irvine affiliated personnel and non-UC Irvine Medical Education Simulation Instructors
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Registration form
  • For additional information, please contact us at 949-824-8835 or

Course Dates

  • July 17, 2018

Course Agenda

Day 1     


Day 2

7:30 a.m. 

8 a.m. to
4 p.m.

Continental breakfast

Course overview
Simulation scenario-everyone participate
Debriefing of scenario
Debriefing theory and practice
Debriefing with good judgment
Advocacy inquiry
Small group practice
Uncovering frames
Large group debrief practice
Small group practice

7:30 a.m. 

8 a.m. to
4 p.m.

Continental breakfast

Human factors
Educational theories
Cognitive errors
Small group sim participation and debrief
DASH/Plus Delta
Small group practice
Curriculum development
Avoiding simulation pitfalls 
Scenario development
Fidelity vs. Realism
Interprofessional education
Small group scenarios development
Questions, wrap up

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations are subject to a $200 administrative fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the course will forfeit payment in full unless a replacement can be found.
  • Any session that does not have a minimum of four confirmed participants will be cancelled. Enrolled participants will be notified of cancellation at least four weeks prior to the scheduled course.

Simulation Instructor Training Course Registration Form