Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Simulation

Designing and Implementing Simulation-Based Mastery Learning Curricula

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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.

 

NEW Three Day Course Offerings Available! 

Dates

Summer 2019 Session: July 22nd - 26th, 2019
Fall 2019 Session: November 18th - 20th, 2019 (3 day accelerated course)

Location

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

Course Directors

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

 About the Course

This comprehensive multi-day course will offer participants opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement mastery learning curricula.

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
  • Apply the concepts of deliberate practice to simulation-based mastery learning curricula
  • Select or develop instruments for outcomes assessment
  • Set performance standards to establish mastery learning goals
  • Rater 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

To apply, please submit the following materials though our online application portal:

  1. CV
  2. 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

 Fee and Payment

5-day course: $2,800* per participant. This includes course materials, welcome reception, breakfast and lunch each day and course dinner. 

3-day course: $1,800* per participant. This includes course materials, lunch each day and course dinner. 

After you have submitted your application information, you will receive a follow up email from simed@northwestern.edu regarding your application status. If accepted, you will receive payment instructions.     

Cancellations must be made in writing to Northwestern Simulation. The paid registration fee, minus a $50 administrative charge, will be refunded. No refunds granted within 30 days of course start.

*Northwestern Medicine affiliates, please inquire about course fees. 

 Lodging

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Omni Hotel for a special single rate of $189 (plus taxes and fees) for a King/Queen Deluxe Suite at their Chicago location. This rate is available from Sunday, July 21st through Friday, July 26th. Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Please identify yourself as a participant in Northwestern's summer 2019 Mastery Learning course. Room reservations made after 5:00pm on Friday, June 21st, 2019 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 Omni Hotel Chicago at (312) 944-6664 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, MS; Elaine Cohen, MEd; Eric Hungness, MD; Mary McBride, MD, 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, Gordon Wood, Mary McBride, and Elaine Cohen 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: Medical 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 29.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.