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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


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

Discontinued workshops:

(warning) These former workshops 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/mini-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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Important Dates to Hold


Teach for UCSF Cohort Option NEW!


We are offering to group participants into self-managed cohorts based on Teach for UCSF certificate track and enrollment date. If you are interested, please read more and opt in at this link: http://tiny.ucsf.edu/T4UCSFcohort

Certificate Teaching Team


Steward: Sandrijn Van Schaik, MD, PhD

Faculty Developers

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