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Accreditation of Simulation Programs

Simulation programs accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada enjoy international recognition thanks to a rigorous peer review process that measures their ability to meet the highest standards in administration, education and ethics.

Simulation-based learning activities are planned and delivered according to the latest educational research, and have a demonstrated impact on patient safety and quality care provided by health professionals.

Our simulation programs demonstrate their adherence to accreditation standards within each of the following domains: mission statement and governance, infrastructure, education, research, patient safety and the health care system.

Simulation Program Accreditation Standards
How your program will benefit
Eligibility
Important dates and schedule
Application details and fees
Accredited Simulation Programs

John G. Wade Visiting Professorship in Patient Safety and Simulation-based Education

How your program will benefit

Royal College accredited Simulation Programs enjoy international recognition because they are:

  • Leaders in simulation and part of a national cadre of clinical educators available with expertise in CanMEDS, professional development and interprofessional simulation-based education
  • Focused on interprofessionalism and patient safety
  • Able to self-approve Royal College Maintenance of Certification credits (eligible Canadian Programs only)
  • Leaders in promoting educational and ethical standards
  • Able to influence other programs and simulation systems through identification of, and sharing of, best practices
  • Collaborators in the development of scholarship and research in education.
  • Supported by the Royal College through access to medical education experts, customized coaching, web-based tools, Simulation Summit, and the CPD Accreditation Conference
  • A preferred facility for PPI courses and workshops (ACES, SET, etc). Refer to website for more information.
  • Eligible for John G. Wade Visiting Professorship in Patient Safety and Simulation-based Medical Education

Eligibility

All health care simulation programs are invited to apply to become a Royal College accredited simulation program. Simulation programs must be:

  • not-for-profit organizations
  • with a formal governance structure
  • accountable to and serving healthcare professionals through simulation-based education and research activities.

Important dates and schedule

Simulation accreditation is a voluntary process that includes an external review of a simulation programs’ ability to provide simulation-based education activities that reflect the highest administrative, educational, and ethical standards. The accreditation process has multiple components including the completion of a readiness assessment, an application, an on-site peer-review and a final review by the Royal College Simulation Accreditation Committee.

The Royal College conducts the reviews on the following schedule:

  • submission of the application form April 1 or November 1
  • site peer reviews take place June - August or February - March
  • the accreditation cycle is typically between three to five years from date of approval
  • accreditation must be renewed every three to five years

Application details and fees

Organizations seeking simulation accreditation are required to pay a non-refundable administration fee of $2,500 prior to submitting their completed application form (called the Accreditation Application for Simulation Programs).

Full accreditation fee is payable within two years of application. Our process operates on a cost-recovery basis, which means the remaining fees fund the conference calls, travel expenses and support required for the peer reviews we conduct during your program’s accreditation cycle.

Contact us for more information: 1-800-668-3740 ext. 275 / sim-accreditation@royalcollege.ca.

Accredited Simulation Programs

Organization

Contact person

Advanced Technical Skills Simulation Laboratory (ATSSL)
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada

Marcia Clark, MD, MSc, FRCSC, DIP Sports Medicine
Medical Director
Email: mclark@ucalgary.ca

George Mulvey
Manager
Email: gmulvey@ucalgary.ca

Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre
St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada

Doug Campbell, MD
Medical Director
Telephone: (416) 864-6060 ext. 77431
Email: campbelld@smh.ca

Nazanin Khodadoust
Program Manager
Telephone: (416) 864-6060 ext. 77693
Email: khodadoustn@smh.ca

Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics (CSTAR)
London Health Sciences Centre
London, ON, Canada

Christopher M. Schlachta BSc (Hons), MDCM, FRCSC, FACS
Medical Director
Telephone: (519) 663-3111
Email: christopher.schlachta@lhsc.on.ca

Centre d’apprentissage des attitudes et habiletés cliniques
Université de Montréal
Montréal, QC, Canada

Pierre Drolet, MD, FRCPC
Director
Telephone: (514) 343-6250
Email: pierre.drolet@umontreal.ca

Centre de simulation Mère-Enfant
Centre du Savoir du CHU Sainte-Justine
Montréal, QC, Canada

Arielle Lévy, MD MEd FRCPC
Academic Co-Director
Email: arielle.levy007@gmail.com

Andrée Sansregret, MD, MA.Ed, FRCSC
Academic Co-Director
Email: a.sansregret@gmail.com

Centre for Simulation Based Learning
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada

Telephone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 22997
Email: csbl@mcmaster.ca

Matthew Sibbald, MD, MHPE, PhD, FRCPC
Director
Email: sibbald@mcmaster.ca

Clinical Simulation Centre
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON, Canada

Kim Garrison
Operations Manager
Email: kim.garrison@queensu.ca

Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre (CSSC)
King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Abdulaziz M. A. Boker. MBBS, Med, FRCPC
Director

HSN Simulation Laboratory
Health Sciences North
Sudbury, ON, Canada

Telephone: (705) 523-7100 ext. 3903
Email: simlab@hsnsudbury.ca

Rob Anderson, MD, FRCPC
Medical Lead

KidSIM Pediatric Simulation Centre
Alberta Children’s Hospital
Calgary, AB, Canada

Email : info@KidSIM.ca

Vincent Grant, BSc, MD, FRCPC
Medical Director
Telephone: (403)- 955-7643
Email: vincent.grant@albertahealthservices.ca

Lebanese American University-Clinical Simulation Center
Byblos, Lebanon

Telephone: +961-9-547254 ext. 2936
Email: info.csc@lau.edu.lb

Vanda Abi Raad, MD, MHPE, CHSE
Email: vanda.abiraad@lau.edu.lb

Programme de formation de l'Académie du CHUM
Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Montréal, QC, Canada

Natalie Beaulieu
Directrice de l’enseignement et de l’Académie CHUM
Telephone : (514) 890-8070
Email: nathalie.beaulieu.chum@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Programme de Simulation de l'Institut du Savoir Montfort
Hôpital Montfort
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Telephone: (613) 746-4621

Richard Waldolf, MD, CCFP (FPA)
Director
Email: richardwaldolf@montfort.on.ca

Hélène Brunette
CPD Manager
Email: helenebrunette@montfort.on.ca

Programme de simulation de la Faculté des sciences infirmières de l'Université de Montréal
Université de Montréal
Montréal, QC, Canada

Haj Mohammed Abbad, Inf. MSc, Adm.
Responsable du Centre de simulation
Email: haj.mohammed.abbad@umontreal.ca

Louise-Andrée Brien, Inf. MSc
Responsable académique du programme de simulation
Email: louise-andree.brien@umontreal.ca

Rockyview General Hospital Internal Medicine Simulation Program
Rockyview General Hospital
Calgary, AB, Canada

Email: info@medsimcalgary.com

Ghazwan Altabbaa, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Email: ghazwan.altabbaa@albertahealthservices.ca

Shanghai 6th People’s Hospital Clinical Skills Lab
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai, China

Director Ping Li

SickKids Simulation Program
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON, Canada

Kelly McMillen
Program Director
Telephone: (416) 813-8190
Email: kelly.mcmillen@sickkids.ca

Emily Louca
Education Manager
Telephone: (416) 813-8912
Email: emily.louca@sickkids.ca

Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning
McGill University
Montreal, QC, Canada

Telephone : 514-398-8978
Email : simrecep.med@mcgill.ca

Philippe Legault, MSc, MBA
Manager of Operations
Email: philippe.legault@mcgill.ca

Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Montreal, QC, Canada

Jordan Tarshis, MD, FRCPC
Medical Director
Telephone: (416) 480-6100 ext. 3377
Email: jordan.tarshis@sunnybrook.ca

Susan DeSousa, B.Sc, RRT
Lead Education Coordinator
Email: susan.desousa@sunnybrook.ca

University Health Network Continuing Education Simulation Program
University Health Network
Toronto, ON, Canada

Ana Lopez Filici
Operations Manager
Email: ana.lopezfilici@uhn.ca

Phoebe Lam
Coordinator
Telephone: (416) 340-4800 ext. 8748
Email: phoebe.lam@uhn.ca

University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC)
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Telephone: (613) 798-5555 ext. 15927
Email: uossc@toh.ca

Vicki LeBlanc, PhD
Director
Email: vleblan3@uottawa.ca

Kevin Thomas
Manager
Email: kthomas@ottawahospital.on.ca

Contact

Simulation Program Accreditation
Practice, Performance and Innovation Unit
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
774 Echo Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5N8
Telephone: 613-730-6275; Toll-free: 1-800-668-3740 ext. 275
Email: sim-accreditation@royalcollege.ca

sim-accreditation@royalcollege.ca