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Institute for Medical Simulation course

The University of Kansas Hospital and KU Medical Center have hosted two sessions of a new course for staff and faculty designed to enhance the way they use simulation in medical education and patient care. Forty-one health care professionals have attended the Institute for Medical Simulation (IMS) Simulation Instructor course, held in May 2015 and November 2015.

The most recent 36-hour IMS course was held in the new, state-of-the-art Zamierowski Institute for Experiential Learning, located on the ground floor of Sudler Hall. The course immersed health care educators and staff in a multi-method experience to learn how to teach clinical, behavioral and cognitive skills through simulation. Participants explored simulation-based teaching methods, created simulation activities and engaged in new debriefing techniques that can be applied across the health care education spectrum. The course draws from aviation, health care, psychology, experiential learning and organizational behavior, and evolved from research developed through a collaborative project between the Center for Medical Simulation and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.  

Participants are enthusiastic about future collaborations, both across campus and beyond.  

"We are really excited to continue to build a core group of faculty and staff to help lead the way in simulation education," expressed Emily Diederich, M.D., assistant professor and director of simulation. "The world-class simulation instructor course supports our vision of simulation at The University of Kansas Hospital and KU Medical Center, and we couldn't be more excited to be a part of the growing collaboration and enthusiasm for simulation-based education on campus."

May 2015 Course Particpants and Faculty

IMS course participants

November 2015 Course Particpants and Faculty

November 2015 IMS Course

The IMS course was sponsored by the generous contributions of the University of Kansas School of Medicine Alumni Association

and David and Mary Zamierowski through the Zamierowski family fund.


Last modified: Jul 26, 2018