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Simulation Instructor Training Course

The UC Irvine Medical Education Simulation Center is offering an intensive one-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/School of Nursing Simulation Instructors (teach simulation to UC Irvine medical students, nursing students, and/or residents at the Medical Education Simulation Center)
  • $500 for UC Irvine affiliated Simulation Instructors (must teach simulation to UC Irvine medical students, nursing students, and/or residents)  
  • $1,000 for all non-UC Irvine affiliated personnel and non-UC Irvine Medical Education Simulation Instructors
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
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Course Dates

  • Please check back later for future course dates. Thank you!

Course Agenda

Day 1     


7:30 a.m. 

8 a.m. to
4 p.m.

Continental breakfast

*Subject to change
Introduction to the simulation center/director/staff
Introductory simulation and debrief
Debriefing techniques
Rapid-Cycle Deliberate Practice (RCDP) Simulation
Operations overview
Course Evaluations

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.

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