WCHSE Pre-Conference 2020 -Canceled
January 23, 2020

WCHSE Pre-Conference 2020 -Canceled

“Enhancing human relationships in simulation-based education through working with Standardized Patients.”

This presentation will be held by Cathy Smith, BA (hons), MA, PhD.

May 13, 2020

Kamloops BC


Workshop Outline:
Overview of SP methodology, including Standards of Best Practice
Recruitment, Screening and Orientation
Scenario Development for SPs
Training SPs for role portrayal and feedback
Ensuring quality of SP work
Reflections on transfer to practice and next steps




Cathy Smith, BA (hons), MA, PhD:

Cathy Smith has worked as a simulationist in health professional education for over 25
years, consulting with various educational and assessment organizations locally,
nationally and internationally. She works with intra and interprofessional teams in
undergraduate, graduate, continuing education and faculty development contexts. She
has developed curriculum for diverse formats, ranging from face-to-face to web-based
platforms. Recognition for her work includes: the Ruedy Award (AFMC) for medical
education innovation; the Blizzard Award (CSTLHE) for outstanding teaching; the
Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Outstanding Educator Award;
and the SIMone Simulation Citizen of the Year Award. She is the incoming ASPE
International Committee Chair and also serves on the editorial board of Advances in
Simulation. Recent peer reviewed articles include the ASPE Standards of Best
Practice for human role players in simulation. Cathy has a particular interest in the role
of simulated/standardized participants. She is interested in advancing the science, art
and practice of simulation through research, teaching and the development of evidence-
based strategies, processes and tools.
LinkedIn: ca.linkedin.com/in/cathysmithconsulting
Twitter: @csmith_toronto



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