Simulation Educator Training (SET) course

This is a course for health care professionals who are (or plan to be) engaged in simulation-based education. It includes a spectrum of content designed to advance the skills of both novice and intermediate simulation educators.

Research has shown that simulation is an effective learning tool, and more educators in the health professions are incorporating simulation in their curricula. This course provides instruction to health educators who would like to integrate technology into their programs but who are unsure of how to get started.

As part of our commitment to continuous quality management, we require all participants to submit confidential evaluation forms upon completion of the course. This evaluation helps measure the course’s educational impact on educators and learners.

Upcoming Courses

NOTE: With the World Health Organization’s declaration of a COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly evolving situation in Canada, the Royal College has made the decision of postponing the delivery of the SET and PASS courses to January 2021 at the earliest.

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What you’ll learn

The principal aim of this course is to equip health educators to implement a variety of simulation-based learning opportunities for their students. The course focuses on the competencies required to

  • Develop a simulation curriculum and integrate with other learning activities
  • Design, develop, facilitate and evaluate simulation cases and simulation sessions
  • Provide effective feedback and debriefing
  • Describe the principles informing performance based assessment
  • Describe the foundations of program evaluation for simulation programs

“The Posner Report”: A Simulation Debriefing “Rant” by Dr. Glenn Posner

Download the transcript in a PDF format or an accessible text format.

Simulation educator Dr. Glenn Posner, MDCM, FRCSC, M.Ed, has been involved in debriefing for 15 years, and believes that the advice and feedback given during a theatre-based simulation debriefing is a critical part of the overall professional development experience that is simulation.

In this lighthearted – yet educational – testimonial presented during the 2015 Simulation Summit, Dr. Posner explains how debriefing has evolved in recent years; shares important tips and advice for the beginner debriefer; and explains why aspiring debriefers should sign up for the Simulation Educator Training (SET)course.


This activity is an Accredited Simulation Activity (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 27.25 hours (credits are automatically calculated).


$2,550 for physicians
$1,300 for non-physicians and residents

Cancellation policy

A $50 administration fee will be charged for all cancelled registrations and there is no refund for cancellations within 14 days of the first day of the course.

The course will be cancelled if the minimum number of registrants is not met. In this case, you will be notified at least one month before the start of the course.

Contact us
Practice, Performance and Innovation Unit (PPI)
c/o Education Coordinator
Telephone: 613-730-6275; toll-free 1-800-668-3740 ext. 275

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