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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 9 workshops. Participants demonstrate the skills learned by completing assessment exercises during the workshops. A mini-certificate is available to participants who complete the core simulation workshops(star).



Certificate Requirements


Titles may vary. Links lead to workshop dashboards with learning materials and links to skills assessments..
  1. Simulation: Why, When, What? (star)
  2. Small Group Teaching
  3. Curriculum Development
  4. Planning and Designing Mannequin-Based Simulation Scenarios (star)
  5. Conducting Scenario-Based Simulations (star)
  6. Debriefing Scenario-Based Simulations (star)
  7. Effective Use of Standardized Patients in Health Professions Education 
  8. Learning Climate
  9. Teaching and Assessing in Competency-Based Education

(star) = Core simulation workshops.

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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