SIM-one—the Ontario Simulation Network—is a not-for-profit organization that connects the simulation community, facilities, resources and services across the Province of Ontario. SIM-one advocates for and advances simulated learning in health professions education for the benefit of patient care and patient safety. Fully supported by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC), SIM-one’s vision is to further position Ontario as the global leader in healthcare simulation.
SIM-one provides valuable services to the healthcare simulation community, including education and training, research grants, the SIM-one website, and networking events such as the annual Ontario Simulation Exposition.
As a provincial initiative, SIM-one will advise and advocate for simulation in health professions education, expand and advance interprofessional education and, through the use of simulation, help to further improve the quality of patient care and patient safety. SIM-one will further position Ontario as the global leader in healthcare simulation.
MASCS Certificate Program
MASCS (Mastering the Artistic Side of Clinical Simulation) is a certificate program that focuses on the creative and psychological elements required to bring simulations to life, enhancing fidelity and increasing learner engagement. MASCS introduces the use of best practice principles and techniques developed in many fields that can be used for enhancing health professions education.
This program is designed to help mentor and support participants in developing their careers in the exciting field of healthcare simulation, with the opportunity to become a SIM-one Simulationist. As with our other programs, the experiences and learnings are grounded in networking and collaboration. Connections made within this program will be nurtured to further develop practice within the simulation community.
Learn about common role-playing themes and terms and how they relate to health professions education. Harness theatrical techniques for use in clinical simulation scenarios.
More information about MASCS: http://www.sim-one.ca/courses/certificate/mascs-certificate
MASCS Course Schedule:
The Scenario Writers Studio – February 24 & 25, 2014 – Toronto, ON
Differentiate between scripts, screenplays, blueprints, ideas, premises and outlines. Create characters in your simulated environment with proper dimensions, motivations and actions. More information: http://www.sim-one.ca/courses/course/scenario-writers-studio
The SIMaginarium – March 27 & 28, 2014 – Toronto, ON
This course examines the use of the imagination and psychological principles that underpin all aspects of simulation, including how to enhance fidelity, engage learners and design scenarios with maximum impact. More information: http://www.sim-one.ca/courses/course/simaginarium
The Role-Players Theatre – May 12 & 13, 2014 – Toronto, ON
Learn about common role-playing themes and terms and how they relate to health professions education. Harness theatrical techniques for use in clinical simulation scenarios. More information: http://www.sim-one.ca/courses/course/role-players-theatre
Simulation Centre Wizardry – February 10 & 11, 2014 – Toronto, ON
Hear and learn from the people who are not only behind the scenes, but actually help create them. During this course, participants will learn how to obtain and create low-cost equipment and simulation models, cost-effective fidelity boosts, and more. More information: http://www.sim-one.ca/courses/course/simulation-centre-wizardry
The e-Xplorers of Simulation – March 3 & 24, 2014 (with online work) – Toronto, ON
Participants will develop improved understanding, attitudes and skills for the use of different forms of e-simulation and e-blended learning for enhancing clinical teaching and learning as stand-alone methods and connection to other forms of simulation. More information: http://www.sim-one.ca/courses/course/e-xplorers-simulation
Synergies – April 10 & 11, 2014 – Toronto, ON
Jointly offered by SIM-one and the University of Toronto Centre for Interprofessional Education (IPE), this two-day intensive intermediate program focuses on combining interprofessional education (IPE) and simulation for high impact education and training in healthcare. More information: http://www.sim-one.ca/courses/course/synergies
Contact John Gilson Communications Specialist at SIM-one to learn more!