Consult with Our Staff

Collectively, the CISL staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience in simulation program design, development, implementation, evaluation, and research.  We can facilitate collaborations between parties with similar interests, and link faculty with colleagues or mentors who have similar interests or expertise. We are happy to help you at any stage of your simulation program design: from conceptualization, right thorough to the final touches.

Learn more about how to Design a Program.

We can provide a wide range of services to faculty who would like assistance developing educational programs on topics including:

  • creating an effective curriculum
  • writing learning objectives
  • scenario design
  • incorporating standardized patients or confederates into your simulation
  • selection of mannequins, task trainers, and other resources
  • simulationist support

During the consultation, we can provide advice on the appropriate ILC space for your activity and step your through how to book our rooms and resources through Medscheduler. We can show you around the various learning spaces in the ILC, which include:

  • a simulated operating room
  • a 3-bay simulation room that can be transformed to look like various spaces such as an emergency room or an intensive care unit
  • 2 acute care patient hospital rooms
  • 10 clinic (patient examination) rooms
  • flexible classroom spaces for various activities such as part task trainers
  • dedicated debriefing rooms

All our simulation spaces and debriefing rooms are equipped with audio/visual feeds, allowing faculty and learners to remotely observe participants in simulation scenarios. You can learn more about our Learning Spaces.

During the consultation, we will also discuss whether the activity will incur any charges for the use of ILC space, resources and/or for staff time.

Simulationist Support

Our experienced Simulationists, in collaboration with our specialist education staff, can assist faculty with the planning and running of medical simulations. The will be involved before, during, and after the simulation.

Before your Simulation Program

Your first contact with our Simulationists will likely occur during the program consultation. They will help to orient you to our center’s capabilities and resources and lend you their expertise in simulation. They will help you determine what resources you’ll need to meet your learning objectives. These may be mannequins, task trainers, different types of moulage or standardized patients. Outside of the consult, they will prepare any media that you supply for display, schedule a dry run, and create a program binder for use during the simulation.

During your Simulation Program

On the day of your simulation exercise, you can look to our Simulationists to assist with the logistics of running your scenarios. If needed, they will orient your participants to the simulation space. They will assist you with the setup, moulage, and turnover of your cases so that you can focus on directing the simulation, and debriefing afterwards. They will do their best to help you keep your course on schedule.  

They will operate the mannequin (if required), and set up/control the AV and recording equipment. They have the skills to set up the scenario recording, if you chose to use video during your debrief. It can be difficult to keep track of everything happening in a scenario, and they will do their best to serve as a second set of eyes during the simulation.

After your Simulation Program

Following the simulation, your Simulationist will provide you an opportunity to debrief your course in order to identify strengths or areas for improvement. Important course and scenario information will be collected and stored in course binders if you plan to repeat your course.