Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)

100 First Avenue, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02129-2011
Phone: 617-726-3034
Fax: 617-726-3046
Email: info@harvardmedsim.org
Website: https://www.harvardmedsim.org


For experienced simulation educators interested in learning how to rigorously assess the quality of debriefing using the Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH)

4 - 4.5 Hour Webinar
Debriefing clinical simulation experiences is widely understood as a crucial step in clarifying and consolidating insights and lessons from simulations. The Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH) is designed to assist in evaluating and developing faculty debriefing and instructional skills. The DASH is a widely used instrument with known psychometric properties. It is designed to be applied in a variety of healthcare disciplines and simulation settings and can be used for summative or formative evaluation. This intensive immersion provides an overview of the six elements to an effective debriefing as defined by the DASH before moving into three rating cycles. Attendees join a growing community of DASH-trained raters who are positioned as leaders in the field.

Depending on demands from the field and available funding, we are considering the feasibility of developing a process for certifying raters. If a certification process is emplaced, this webinar training will be the first step.

Topics include:

  • Reviewing the six elements of an effective debriefing as defined by the DASH
  • Tips to avoid rating pitfalls
  • Practice rating several debriefings
  • Discuss inter-rater reliability

Course Prerequisite

Thoroughly familiarize yourself with the DASH Rater's Handbook. This familiarity is vital to becoming a skilled DASH rater capable of reaching the high degree of inter-rater reliability attained in other sessions. Familiarizing yourself with the instrument will take 1½ - 2 hours.

Course Equipment Requirements

This is an online course facilitated by one or more instructors. The course is primarily delivered via Adobe Connect Pro, a web conferencing platform. All materials and course interactions will occur online. In order to participate fully, each person must have:

  • Their own computer (tablets and mobile phones do not allow full engagement)
  • Reliable high-speed internet access (minimum 3 Mbps upload/download speed)
  • Microphone and speakers (built-in, headset, or from webcam)
  • Optional: Webcam

Application Process for DASH Rater Training Workshops

Complete out the online application form here: http://www.harvardmedsim.org/ims-registration.php;

Complete out the online application form (no other information is needed)


USD $385 per attendee

Tuition covers 1 person to participate in the webinar. No additional viewers are allowed.

Enrollment Policy:

You will be informed of acceptance to your selected course/workshop by email within two weeks of our receiving your completed application. Your tuition is due immediately upon acceptance. Once accepted you will receive another email containing an invoice with payment instructions. Please note that acceptance does not mean enrollment. Once accepted, you are placed on a wait list. You are not enrolled, and do not have a reserved seat, until we have received your full tuition.

Course seats are filled in the order we receive tuition payments. Since our courses fill quickly it is important for you to send in your tuition immediately to secure a seat. Once your tuition payment is received, you will be taken off the wait list and enrolled in your desired course/workshop provided a seat is still available. If all seats in your preferred course/workshop are filled by the time we receive your tuition payment, you will be informed that it is full and given the option to remain on the wait list in the event that a seat later become available; switch to another course at a later date with available seats or receive a refund.

Payment Information:

The Center for Medical Simulation accepts payment by credit card, wire transfer, money order or cashier’s check in US dollars. Personal checks are not accepted. You will be receiving an invoice via email from Rhonda Young. Your payment is due immediately upon receipt. If you would like to pay by credit card there is a link in your invoice that you can click on, or paste into a browser, that will take you to a page on our website where you can make your payment. If would like to make payment by any other method please contact Rhonda Young at ryoung@harvardmedsim.org.

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Cancellation Policy:

If you must cancel we will refund your tuition less a $100 processing fee provided another paid candidate is able to fill your seat. Otherwise, you will forfeit half your tuition.

If you would like to switch to a course offered at a different date, we will apply your tuition towards the new course provided another paid candidate is able to fill your current seat. Otherwise, you will forfeit half your tuition. If you still want to switch to another course date we will apply half of your paid tuition and you will be billed for the remaining half. Please note that the tuition for a course offered at a later date may be higher. In that case, individuals switching to the later course date will need to pay the difference in the tuition fees.

About the Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH)

The Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH) is designed to assist in evaluating and developing debriefing skills by allowing assessment of debriefings from a variety of disciplines and courses, varying numbers of participants, a wide range of educational objectives, and various physical and time constraints. More about the Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH).

Upcoming DASH Rater Training Workshop Dates

Offered online
Dates Notes
May 09, 2017
10:30AM-2:30PM US EDT (UTC -4)
Application Deadline: May 05, 2017