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Getting the most out of simulation: debriefing and scenario writing in simulation

'Getting the most out of simulation: debriefing and scenario writing in simulation' is a 1-day teach-the-teacher workshop from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) aimed at all doctors with an interest in teaching and supporting learning through simulation.

Upcoming workshop dates

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course.

Future Dates: For details of future workshops, please email education.courses@rcplondon.ac.uk to register on the Course Demand List for early notification of dates.

What you will learn

The workshop will prepare you to deliver simulation for maximum impact with minimum technology. It will also teach you scenario scripting and delivery, along with effective debriefing and feedback skills for use in the simulated and clinical environment.

The strength of this course is that it will provide the learner with the essentials of simulation-based education and provide transferable skills to all clinicians to become more effective educators.

Throughout the day you will explore best practice in relation to simulation, which will include utilising feedback models commonly used by simulation experts to conduct the vitally important debriefing aspect of the experience. You will work independently and in groups to design and script effective simulation scenarios, and will have the opportunity to trial them with colleagues on the day. Educational theory and evidence base behind simulation will also be covered.

The topics covered can be applied to simulation-based learning in the broadest sense, whether this is the use of actors to develop sophisticated consulting skills or the use of hi-tech mannequins in purpose-built simulation environments.

Incredibly useful workshop, with excellent facilitators. The interactive style was in line with the ethos of the workshop content. Sessions around debriefing were really helpful.

Consultant at Cwm Taf University Health Board

Who should apply?

  • all specialties
  • FY
  • CMT/ST1-2
  • ST3+
  • SAS
  • consultants and final-year trainees

What the workshop will cover

  • a description of the educational modality known as simulation
  • how the underpinning educational theory informs the educational process of simulation
  • how simulation can be applied to clinical medicine to teach and improve patient care
  • using a recognised model for providing feedback to participants in simulation
  • developing and scripting simulation scenarios for use in your own educational practice.

NB This workshop will not include specific teaching on how to use the features of simulation technology.

Future Dates

Please email education.courses@rcplondon.ac.uk to register on the Course Demand List for early notification of when future dates are LIVE for booking.


To discuss commissioning this workshop as in-house training for your trust, please contact Oliver Cullen by phone on +44(0)20 3075 1555 or by email at inhouse@rcplondon.ac.uk.


Membership and early-bird discounts are available. More information on becoming a member, and benefits from discounted RCP members delegate rates at conferences, training and events, are available.