Can I host a course at my institution?
Yes. Institute for Medical Simulation instructor
courses, which focus on the development
and maintenance of high-quality healthcare
simulation programs, can be conducted at
Through its Customized
Services, CMS offers videoconferencing
services, which may include the
broadcast of a live simulation
and debriefing to a team or larger
audience at your organization.
CMS staff are also available for
speaking or other consulting services
at your location.
How do I find out if there is space in a course?
The availability of each course is updated
on this website. Click here to check the
How do I sign up for a course?
Follow the links below to the respective
applications pages: Clinical
Training – Labor and Delivery. Institute
for Medical Simulation. To sign up
for any other Clinical Training course,
please contact Rhonda Young.
the application for courses within
the Institute for Medical Simulation,
what is expected in the project
Participants in the Comprehensive and Obstetrics
courses within the Institute for Medical
Simulation are leaders and instructors of existing
or planned simulation facilities at their
To ensure that each
participant is mindful of soving an institutional problem, we require
information on the nature and plans
for these projects. Therefore,
we ask all applicants to describe
a problem or problems or research idea that they
intend to address during the course and when they return home.
The goal is to help participants to define the beneficiaries of
solutions to these problems, to
identify the necessary resources
and barriers to implementation
of potential solutions and to describe
how evaluation can be carried out
after implementation of new solutions.
These details will ensure that
the participants’ experiences at
IMS are immediately applied.
Do you offer any scholarships or group discounts on CMS courses?
No group rates are available for Clinical
Training or Institute for Medical Simulation
courses. Special rates may be offered to
non-profit organizations that engage in
Healthcare Adventures courses.
also be able to access funds through
your professional association or
discounts from your insurance provider.
Can I participate in your course even if my English is not very good?
While all our courses are conducted in English, the Center for Medical Simulation welcomes participants from diverse backgrounds. To gain the full benefit of your CMS course, you must be prepared to contribute fully to your simulation team. Participants who are fluent in English gain the most from our courses.
How do I know if I have been accepted for an Institute for Medical Simulation Course?
You will receive a letter of acceptance from
the Institute for Medical Simulation when
you have been accepted. Or contact Paul Montgomery Please email us
to confirm your intent to attend following
receipt of the letter. If you have been
placed on a waiting list, you will be informed
of this, and contacted if a seat opens
Now that I have been accepted for an IMS course, can you
my seat until I
find out if my [dept/hospital/grant
/agency] will provide the funds?
When you have applied and been accepted for
a CMS course, your tuition is due two weeks
after you receive your letter of acceptance.
If you need extra time, you must contact Paul Montgomery to tell him your plan for arrainging payment. If you fail to make arrangements to complete
payment, or contact Paul Montgomery during this time, your seat may be
offered to another applicant.
I send an extra participant to an IMS Course on
a certain date?
All courses have a limited number of participants,
and most classes fill up well before the
application deadline. You are welcome to
contact us to determine availability.
How do I pay for my IMS course?
The Center for Medical Simulation accepts
payments by credit card, money order or
To pay by credit card, please
Payment by money order or check
should be made out to "Center for Medical Simulation" and
Center for Medical
100 First Avenue
4th Floor - Suite 400
If you must cancel and a waiting-list
candidate can fill your seat, we
will refund your tuition, less
$250 for administration and processing.
If we cannot fill your seat, we
will refund half your tuition.
What time should I be there, and at what time will the course finish?
You will receive further information about
your course as the starting date approaches.
In the interim, you can always check the
How do I get to CMS?
You can take the subway, hospital shuttle van, or your
own vehicle to CMS. Read
Are there any hotels nearby?
There are several hotels within walking
distance of the Center for Medical Simulation.
here for a listing.
When should I expect my CME credits for attending?
The CRICO/RMF of the Harvard Medical Institutions process credits for physicians
who have completed courses at the Center
for Medical Simulation. This takes approximately
three months. You will receive a certificate
in the mail when your credits have been
Nurses, Midwives and other healthcare providers will receive a "Certificate of Attendance" with credit hours that can be converted to continuing education credits.
is the copyright on the course
materials? Can I use the material
to train my faculty?
The Center for Medical Simulation maintains
copyright on the materials distributed for
its courses. Former students of IMS may share
the material with employees from their own
institute for training purposes, if they
give prominent credit to CMS as the source.
Any other use, such as for training those
outside the local institution or for those
employed outside the local organization or
for general presentation, is prohibited without
express consent from CMS. If you have any
questions pertaining to the use of IMS materials
please call (617.726.3088) or email Robert
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