Simulation Instructor Development: Comprehensive Course 2023

Rochester, MN US
February 20, 2023 to September 27, 2023

Course Directors: Torrey Laack, M.D. and Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN_BC, CHSE

2023 - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Minnesota

This three-day, multidisciplinary, interactive course will develops instructors for simulation-based education. Participants acquire the principles of experiential learning, including types of simulation-based education, designing and implementing scenarios, and debriefing strategies.

Learners will have opportunities to develop, implement, and debrief simulation scenarios with the assistance of experienced faculty.

Enrollment is limited to smaller groups to encourage maximum engagement of all attendees

Target Audience

This course is designed for individuals interested or involved in simulation curriculum design, implementation, and facilitation.

Learning Objectives

Learners will:

  • Describe fundamental concepts of simulation-based education (SBE)
  • Describe elements of a well-designed SBE to achieve best learner outcomes
  • Develop and facilitate learner focused simulation scenarios using best practices in SBE
  • Discuss debriefing and goals of debriefing
  • Demonstrate skills required of a debriefing facilitator
  • Discuss challenges and solutions related to healthcare simulations  

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 20.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/20/2023 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/27/2023 - 5:00pm
Mayo Clinic
150 3rd Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
United States

The Simulation Instructor Development: Basic Course is held in the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, which is located on the main floor of the Stabile Building, 150 Third St. SW, Rochester, Minnesota. It is easily accessible by skyway and the pedestrian subway that connects Mayo Clinic to shops, restaurants, and hotels. We will be hosting one session in Phoenix, AZ, in February 2022. 

The Stabile Building can be found on page four of the campus map (PDF). Learn about travel information and lodging options in Rochester, Minnesota.


All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course Directors
Torrey Laack, M.D.

Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN-BC, CHSE

Grace Arteaga, M.D.

Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN-BC, CHSE

Torrey Laack, M.D.

Laurence Torsher, M.D.

Lauren Licatino, M.D.

Planning group
Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN-BC, CHSE

Kelly Bennett

Jane Clobes, M.S.N., R.N.

Torrey Laack, M.D.

James Chally, P.A.-C.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s): 

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 20.75 Attendance
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