To insure quality of our training programs, one of the core principles of the Simulator Program is that all facilitators are trained in the Art and Science of Simulation and Debriefing.
Continuing Medical Education
Our Instructors Courses as well as our Crisis Resource Management Courses do give CME courses through Harvard Medical School's Department of Continuing Education. Below are instructions on how to get them.
A. The BCHSP 3-Day Instructor Workshop: Innovation in Pediatric Simulation offers AMA Category 1 CME credits through the Harvard Medical School’s Department of Continuing Education. For more information please contact Laura Soares.
B. All BCHSP team training courses offer AMA Category 1 CME credits. Once credit is awarded per each hour of instructor. Please see below for information on requesting your CME transcript and converting CME credits to CEU credits.
How to request a CME certificate or transcript:
- All requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information included:
- requestor’s name*
- name of the series attended: RSS 2685 “Crisis Resource Management in Pediatrics”
- hospital the conference is associated with: Boston Children’s Hospital
- series course director: Peter Weinstock, MD PhD
*Certificates/transcripts will be sent out upon request only
*Certificates/transcripts will be sent out after the academic year has ended It will take five to seven business days to receive a copy of your CME transcript for RSS activities after we have received the request email. Please note, certificates/transcripts will be e-mailed as PDF documents based on the email provided on the original request email or the attendance sheet from your office.
Converting Continuing Medical Education Credits to Continuing Education Units
To convert CME credits to CEU credits please visit the State of Massachusett's Health and Human Service's site for more information.
Interns & Fellows
The BCHSP offers various educational opportunities for clinicians and students to expand their knowledge in the medical simulation field. The 3 Internships we currently offer are:
CHBSP Summer Internships in Pediatric Simulation
CHBSP International Fellowship in Pediatric Simulation
CHBSP Post-Graduate Fellowship in Simulation Technology
These programs provide a robust and comprehensive experience in all aspects of pediatric simulation. We provide aspiring clinicians a unique view into the healthcare system through medical simulation. We provide practicing clinicians a robust and comprehensive experience in all aspects of pediatric simulation including curriculum and scenario development, technical skills, mannequin manipulation and administrative support.
If you have any questions or would like to apply please contact us
Annually, CHBSP hosts an Invited Lecturer to speak on the latest trends in Healthcare Simulation. We began this tradition in 2008 and have been truly honored to have pioneers and visionaries in the field of simulation-based healthcare education speak to our users group.
Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots
Founder and Director of the Personal Robotics Group at MIT, Dr. Cynthia Breazeal’s research focuses on the development and interactions of incredible socially intelligent personal robots to improve people’s physical performance, health, learning and education, family communication and play.
Jeffrey B. Cooper, Ph.D. is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Medical Simulation, which is dedicated to the use of simulation in healthcare as a means to improve the process of education and training and to avoid risk to patients. He is also Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cooper was a lead member of the group that created the first safety-related standards for anesthesia, equivalent versions of which have since been adopted in the US and throughout the world. He is considered to be a pinoneer in the world of medical simulation.
Dr. David M. Gaba is Associate Dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning and Director of the Center for Immersive and Simulation based Learning (CISL) at Stanford University School of Medicine. Over the last 20 years Dr. Gaba's laboratory has worked extensively on human performance and patient safety issues. This laboratory is a pioneer in applying organizational safety theory to health care. The laboratory is also the inventor of the modern full-body patient simulator and is responsible for introducing Crew Resource Management training from aviation to healthcare, first in anesthesia and then to many other healthcare domains.
- Simulation at the point-of-care: Reduced-cost, in situ training via a mobile cart
- Effects of Simulation Versus Traditional Tutorial-Based Training on Physiologic Stress Levels Among Clinicians: A Pilot Study
- The Children’s Hospital Boston Simulator Program On-site Simulation: a new Paradigm in Hospital-based Pediatric Education
- Advanced Technologies and Models for Learning: CHCA Owner Hospital Simulation Labs