Unit Lead: Paul Olszynski 

Unit Supervisors: Joann Kawchuk

This unit focuses on the competencies a Clinician Educator (CE) needs in order to develop and integrate simulation-based education into a curriculum. The CE will become a locally available resource for faculty development in simulation, helping to build capacity and to increase the delivery of simulation-based education.


Mandatory: Foundations, Teaching & Learning, Curriculum

Recommended: Assessment

Competencies Addressed in this Unit

  • Design simulation-based learning activities for incorporation into a larger curriculum

Key Documents


By the end of this unit, the CE will be able to:

  • develop a simulation-based learning activity
  • demonstrate the appropriate integration of simulation into a curriculum
  • design simulation scenarios
  • lead a simulation-based learning activity
  • integrate CanMEDS competencies and interprofessional activities within simulation scenarios where appropriate
  • provide effective debriefing
  • evaluate simulation-based activities


  • Please refer to the McMaster Task List for the Simulation Unit for a complete listing of the summative and formative assessments required for this unit
  • Final Unit Report (to be filled in by Unit Supervisor)

Reading Lists

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