Center For Medical Simulation Emphasizes Simulation Instructor Reflection

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Gary Rossi, Chief Operating Officer at Harvard’s Center for Medical Simulation recently shared this video interview of Jenny Rudolph, Associate Director for the Institute for Medical Simulation, which was taken during a visit to Spain’s Hospital Virtual Valdecilla:

Earlier this summer during a faculty retreat at the Hospital Virtual Valdecilla (HvV), Jenny Rudolph recorded this video where she talks about the importance of people and their ability to reflect and understand their thinking and emotions as simulation instructors.

The Hospital Virtual Valdecilla is an Affiliate of the Center for Medical Simulation. It serves a reference Center for Simulation throughout Spain, Mexico, Central and South America. 

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CMS has been a leader in the healthcare simulation field since putting its first mannequin simulator into service in 1994. We have developed courses for clinicians, healthcare educators, administrators and managers, conducted research on a spectrum of topics, helped manufacturers to conduct human factors trials of their technologies and continue to initiate an array of healthcare simulation activities.

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