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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Simulation

Designing and Implementing Simulation-Based Mastery Learning Curricula

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.

 

Dates

Summer 2020 Session: Canceled due to coronavirus restrictions.
Fall 2020 Session: Virtual course dates to be announced

 

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

Virtual course fees are to be announced; this includes course materials. Participants will receive a copy of Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Mastery Learning in Health Professions Education written by our course faculty.

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. Payment in full is required within 30 days of acceptance to the course. Failure to remit payment within 30 days, may result in removal from the course.     

Cancellations must be made in writing to Northwestern Simulation. The paid registration fee, minus a $200 administrative charge, will be refunded. No refunds granted within 30 days of course start.

*Northwestern Medicine affiliates, please inquire about course fees. 

 Lodging

The summer session of this course has been cancelled.  Please contact the Omni Hotel Chicago at (312) 944-6664 to cancel any room reservation you may have had.

Reservation details for the fall course will be made available once details are confirmed.

 CME Credit and Additional Information

Course Directors: Walter Eppich, MD, PhD 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; 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. Dr. Jeffrey Barsuk has 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 (3-day course): The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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