Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Simulation

Designing and Implementing Simulation-Based Mastery Learning Curricula

Dates

Summer session: July 10-14
Fall session: Nov. 13-16

Location

Northwestern Simulation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 
McGaw Pavilion
240 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Course Directors

Walter Eppich, MD, MEd, and William McGaghie, PhD

 About the Course

Mastery learning is a rigorous form of competency-based medical education. Use of the mastery model has been shown to improve patient care quality and lower healthcare costs. Northwestern Simulation faculty are leading experts in using simulation-based mastery learning to develop and measure clinical skills.

This comprehensive five-day course will offer participants opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement mastery learning curricula in the following key domains:

  • Resuscitation
  • Procedural skills training
  • Communication skills

After this course, participants will be able to:

  • Design simulation-based mastery learning curricula
  • Perform needs assessment
  • Modify existing curricula to align with mastery learning goals
  • Select or develop instruments for outcomes assessment
  • Set performance standards to establish mastery learning goals
  • Rater to training to ensure reliable assessment
  • Implement simulation-based mastery learning curricula
  • Create supportive learning environments needed for rigorous deliberate practice and robust performance feedback
  • Structure feedback and debriefing tailored to achieve mastery learning goals
  • Recognize the value of research and scholarship for program improvement and career advancement

Additional course information

 How to Apply

Email the following to Kristine Casman:

  1. Your CV
  2. A two-page description of a curriculum that will serve as a foundation for your coursework

You will receive an email confirmation and further registration and payment instructions once your application has been reviewed.

 Registration and Contact

Please do not submit your payment at the time of your initial application. 

The cost for the 5-day course is $3,250 which includes breakfast and lunch each day. After you have submitted your application information, you will receive a follow up email from Kristine Casman regarding payment. 

If you have not yet submitted registration information, you may register here

If your application has been accepted, please complete the below form and click "Register" to complete your enrollment. 

Contact Kristine Casman for further registration help at kristine.casman@northwestern.edu.

Cancellations must be made in writing to Northwestern Simulation. The paid registration fee, minus a $50 administrative charge, will be refunded. No refunds will be granted after May 15.

 Lodging

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Cambria Chicago for a special rate of $184 (plus tax) for a queen suite at their Magnificent Mile location. This rate is available from Sunday, July 9 through Friday, July 14. Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Please identify yourself as a participant in Northwestern's summer 2017 Mastery Learning course. Room reservations made after 5:00pm on June 16, 2017 are subject to availability at regular hotel rates. We recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible in order to guarantee accommodations.

Reserve a room online or phone the Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile at (312) 787-6000 and mention the group name "Northwestern Mastery Learning" to receive the special rate.

 CME Credit and Additional Information

Course Directors: Walter Eppich, MD, MEd and William McGaghie, PhD

Additional Instructors: Mark Adler, MD, Jeffrey Barsuk, MD, Eric Hungness, MD, Elaine Minkoff, MEd, Celia O’Brien, PhD, David Salzman MD, MEd, Julia Vermylen, MD, MPH, Diane Wayne, MD, and Gordon Wood, MD

Disclosure Statement: Drs. Mark Adler, Eric Hungness, Celia O’Brien, David Salzman, Julia Vermylen, and Gordon Wood, and Elaine Minkoff have nothing to disclose. Course directors Drs. Walter Eppich and William McGaghie have nothing to disclose. Drs. Jeffrey Barsuk and Diane Wayne have received consulting fees from MERCI.

FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of CME, Sheryl Corey, Manager of CME, Jennifer Banys, Senior Program Administrator, Allison McCollum, Senior Program Coordinator, and Rhea Alexis Banks, Administrative Assistant 2.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Design simulation‐based mastery learning curricula
- Perform a needs assessment
- Modify existing curricula to align with mastery learning goals
- Select of develop instruments for outcomes assessment
- Set performance standards to establish mastery learning goals
2. Implement simulation‐based mastery learning curricula
- Create supportive learning environments needed for rigorous deliberate practice and robust performance feedback
- Structure feedback and debriefing tailored to achieve mastery learning goals
3. Recognize the value of research and scholarship for program improvement and career advancement

Target Audience: Medial educators who design or implement simulation curriculum.

Accreditation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.