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Instructor Training Seminars

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We are a place of life-long learning for everyone.

Clinicians will leave with new practice insights and educators have opportunities to grow. We offer many pathways for you to grow as an educator, including instructor training at STRATUS or your institution, simulation education electives for clinicians-in-training, and Simulation Education Fellowships.

We provide tours and short programs for the lay public who are interested in learning more about healthcare simulation. Think of STRATUS as a support system for your lifelong pursuit of clinical and simulation excellence.

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IT-1 Clinicians as Learners

  • Overview: In this session, we will explore the concepts of experiential and reflective learning as they apply in the health professions. Participants will gain an understanding of how these apply for learners and educators, and apply adult learning principles to simulation-based learning. This is the foundations course for other instructor training courses.
  • Target participants: Residents, fellows, attendings, and any clinician/educator
  • Level: Intro-intermediate

IT-2 Instructional Design for Simulation

  • Overview: Outcomes driven instructional design is now the standard of practice for curriculum design. Participants will explore how this approach applies to the design of simulation-based learning activities. Specific attention to designing learning objectives and intended behavioral outcomes will round out the discussion of curricular design.
  • Target participants: Residents, fellows, attendings, and any clinician/educator.
  • Level: Intro-intermediate

IT-3 Assessment Basics in Simulation

  • Overview: Differentiating and appropriately implementing various assessment strategies is an important part of any instructional session. This session focuses on formative and summative assessment strategies, and the creation of safe learning environments to promote learning. There will be an introduction of assessment approaches for each of the learning domains: Cognitive, Psychomotor, and Affective
  • Target participants: Residents, fellows, attendings, and any clinician/educator.
  • Level: Intro-intermediate

IT-4 Introduction to Debriefing for Facilitators

  • Overview: Participants will review adult learning best-practices, and consider three basic approaches to debriefing. At the end of this session, participants will be able to describe the facilitators and barriers to meaningful learning in simulation in the context of case studies. While there will be opportunities to practice each approach, further mentorship with feedback is highly encouraged prior to engaging high stakes contexts alone.
  • Target participants: Residents, fellows, attendings, and any clinician/educator.
  • Level: Intro-intermediate

IT-5 Maximizing Skills and Procedural Training

  • Overview: The psychomotor or skills learning domain is one of the three main learning domains in simulation-based learning in the health professions. This session reviews the theoretical and practical aspects that underpin the best practices in managing skills and procedural learning. Effective use of feedback in this content will be discussed.
  • Target participants: Residents, fellows, attendings, and any clinician/educator.
  • Level: Beginners and refreshers

We are here to discuss your instructor level learning needs, so please reach out with any questions. For more information, please contact


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