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Intended for teachers who want to become proficient in the use of simulation, the Teach for UCSF Certificate in Simulation Teaching consists of 7 workshops. Participants demonstrate the skills learned by completing assessment exercises during the workshops. A mini-certificate is available to participants after completing the core simulation training.(star)

Certificate Requirements

Titles may vary. Links lead to workshop dashboards with learning materials and links to skills assessments..
  1. Using Simulation in Medical Education, Parts 1 & 2 (star)
  2. Small Group Teaching
  3. Curriculum Development
  4. Effective Use of Standardized Patients in Health Professions Education 
  5. Learning Climate
  6. Teaching and Assessing in Competency-Based Education

(star) Completion of this full-day core simulation training satisfies the requirement for the Mini-Certificate in Simulation Teaching.

Discontinued workshops:

(warning) = Former core simulation workshops. These have been condensed into a full-day training offered twice per year, "Using Simulation in Medical Education." Past participants in the above workshops will receive credit toward the certificate.

Overall Objectives

  • Apply principles of curriculum development to the design of simulation scenarios, in particular choose appropriate simulation strategies to achieve learning objectives.
  • Conduct scenario-based simulations, maximizing fidelity and learner engagement.
  • Choose and apply an effective debriefing strategy for scenario-based simulations.
  • Choose and apply effective assessment tools for use in simulation.

Register for Workshops

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Certificate Teaching Team

Steward: Sandrijn Van Schaik, MD, PhD

Faculty Developers

  • Mindy Ju
  • Shruti Kant
  • Anita Richards
  • Sandrijn Van Schaik
  • Maria Wamsley
  • Sharon Youmans