[3:30pm - 4:30pm] Session 4: How to run a virtual simulation for task training

Dallas, TX US
May 12, 2021

Virtual simulation has become a useful modality for training in light of constraints imposed by the pandemic.  Advantages associated with remote learning are beginning to emerge and it is likely that such strategies will play a role in the future, regardless of the need for social distancing.  In this workshop, we will discuss key elements of designing and implementing a virtual curriculum for task training.  We will share our experience with a proficiency-based virtual knot-tying and suturing curriculum, including self-practice using at-home supplies, video-based assessment, and D2L curriculum support.  Anyone who is interested in learning more about remote learning for task-based simulation is encouraged to attend.  Prior experience with in-person task simulation is helpful but not required.  Each participant should create a real or fictitious example of a task simulation they wish to implement for this workshop; we will go step-by-step using each participants’ example to help identify challenges and potential solutions. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the steps necessary to create a virtual task simulation curriculum 
  • Identify resources required to successfully implement a virtual task simulation curriculum 
  • Develop assessment methods for virtual task simulation 
  • Create approaches for providing learner feedback using virtual task simulation 


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/12/2021 - 3:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/12/2021 - 4:30pm CDT
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390
United States


The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center certifies that non-physicians will receive an attendance certificate stating that they participated in an activity that was designated for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance


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