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Medical Simulation Fellowship

The Mass General Fellowship in Medical Simulation was founded in collaboration with the Gilbert Program in Medical Simulation at Harvard Medical School, offering one of the country's most established training programs in simulation-based medical education. The fellowship is tailored to physicians who have completed a primary residency and are Board eligible/certified. It is designed for individuals who seek dedicated expertise in simulation-based medical education theory and practice and who wish to play a leadership role in the field.

Continuing Professional Education

In collaboration with the Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Mass General Brigham, the Mass General Learning Laboratory sponsors innovative educational programming for clinicians both inside and outside of the Mass General-affiliated community.

Selected Continuing Professional Development Offerings

Ultrasound-Guided Central Line Placement: Practicum and Pitfalls

This course in central line placement will include didactic review of the indications and contraindications, along with discussion of the procedure and materials/equipment utilized for central line placement. The hands-on component will include review of the ultrasound equipment and practice scans of neck vasculature, preparation of the field and mentored central line placement using procedural task trainers. Instructors will review appropriate technique and confirmation of proper placement.

For additional information or to register for this course, please contact the Mass General Brigham Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or the Mass General Learning Laboratory.

Pediatric Emergency Care Practicum: Life-saving Interventions, Surgical Tasks and Techniques

When faced with a critical medical emergency, pediatric providers must be able to rapidly assess the patient and be prepared to intervene with life-saving care, including invasive surgical procedures. These actions must be performed decisively and skillfully. Among these life-saving skills are: obtaining a surgical airway, obtaining vascular access, decompression of a pneumothorax or hemothorax and pericardiocentesis.

This course will involve presentation of a series of common life-threatening scenarios in children and include in-depth discussion of the assessment and interventions necessary. Participants will be able to choose the scenario topics from a list of the most common life-threatening situations with which they may be presented in their practices. Indications, techniques and potential complications of the surgical techniques mentioned above will be integrated in treatment scenarios. This unique training will be conducted in a live, hands-on, comprehensive eight-hour course utilizing high-fidelity pediatric simulation models as well as the full range of didactic material including videos, imaging studies and detailed course syllabi.

For additional information or to register for this course, please contact the Mass General Brigham Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or the Mass General Learning Laboratory.

Customized Professional Development

Recognizing that every experienced health care provider has a unique and ever-evolving set of learning needs, the Learning Laboratory offers customized training sessions for providers to receive individualized, hands-on teaching and feedback on skills of their choosing.

For more information, contact the Mass General Learning Laboratory.