Sim Program Funding Sources & Models – HealthySimAdmin Video Series Part 2

funding models for healthcare simulation

Last week we publicly launched that the highly praised HealthySimAdmin video series with Part 1: Collaborative simulation program development. Today we continue our ongoing exploration of how to start and expand a healthcare simulation program with Part 2 of HealthySimAdmin: Funding sources & models, initial and ongoing — which you can now watch for free below!

It’s all about the money! One of our panel experts will lead our conversation into the topic of how to find and continue the funding necessary to operate modern day clinical education/training facilities and programs. A recent survey of institutions utilizing medical simulation found that more than half do not have an ongoing operational annual budget! How can we plan for success without gaining the financial support necessary? Medical Simulation Consultants on our panel have helped countless simulation programs identify funding priorities and development successful Return-OnInvestment strategies. Discussion will include considerations for both single to multi-lab or in-situ simulation budgets.

After this presentation, the HSA panel of experts continued the conversation discussing collaborative funding models, initial capital vs. ongoing overhead costs, grant and donor opportunities, short and long-term budget projections, hidden costs, pitfalls to avoid as well as cost saving techniques. Audience question and answer session to follow. In this session we will learn what funding methods the HealthySimAdmin panel of experts utilized to successfully develop and operate simulation center spaces, staff and equipment.



Carolyn Yucha, RN, PhD, FAAN is Dean of the School of Nursing and the School of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She was a developer of the CSCLV and serves on its Advisory Committee. Dr. Yucha earned her academic credentials from the State University of New York system: her BS in Nursing from the University at Albany, her MS in Nursing from the University at Buffalo, and her PhD in Physiology from Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse NY. She worked at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the University of Florida before moving to Las Vegas. Dr. Yucha has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, has published numerous articles, and is editor of a scientific journal, Biological Research for Journal.

Dr. Yucha was instrumental in creating the original concept of the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas. She worked with architects to design the space and worked closely with other Deans to develop the curriculum, staffing, and financial model to sustain the center. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the CSCLV.

COL John G. McManus, MD, MCR, FAAEM, FACEP is retired from the military with a combined Federal service record of over 24 years from the United States Army as a Medical Corps Officer and decorated combat veteran. After graduating from North Georgia Senior Military College in 1988 with a B.S. in chemistry on a full National Guard Scholarship, COL McManus attended his M.D. training at Georgia Health Sciences University serving as student government president his final year in 1992. Since then, Dr. McManus has served on active duty in numerous assignments and deployments (Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq) throughout the world. COL McManus completed a 4 year emergency medicine residency in 1999 at Madigan Army Medical Center and University of Washington, an EMS fellowship at Oregon Health and Sciences University and a Master Degree in Clinical Research. Furthermore, he is expected to graduate with an MBA this summer. He possesses a thorough understanding of medical device research, development practices, training as well as deployment logistics (particularly with Department of Defense). His research focus included trauma and combat casualty care research at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research and in Iraq and Afghanistan focusing on pre-hospital, disaster and critical care medicine. He is an internationally recognized researcher and speaker with over 500 presentations and accomplished author of over 100 scientific publications.

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