Due to COVID restriction, it became difficult to offer CIME's Clinical Simulation Educators Programme on-site, thus with careful reorganisation, an adapted version of the programme was offered online. This 8-week online Clinical Simulation Educators Programme was offered from 26th October to 18th December, used both synchronous and asynchronous teaching strategies, using virtual learning environment (VLE) and zoom for its seminar discussions and resource sessions respectively. The course curriculum was designed to provide participants with themes and challenging scenarios encouraging them to explore various aspect of simulation-based education (SBE).
By the end of the programme participants were able to understand the basic principles and practical application of SBE, allowing them to critically appraise the current educational needs of learners in Medicine and Nursing and how the utilisation of SBE can help alleviate them. The programme also presented, its 24 participants from Pakistan and East Africa, opportunities to interact with simulation specialist and expand their network for future collaboration.
CIME would like to acknowledge our faculty and facilitators for their valuable time, commitment and kind support in making this online programme a success.