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The Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) program is a unique, part-time, two-year program that is the first of its kind to offer advanced training in simulation teaching, curriculum design, and the fundamentals of simulation research in an interprofessional setting. Administered by the Division of Simulation, this degree program will prepare healthcare professions to further their academic career in healthcare simulation via quality, effective, simulation-based medical education, research, management, leadership and teamwork skills.

The innovative instructional approach consists of a blended curriculum of online coursework combined with three on-campus week-long immersive simulation practicums.

Is Medical and Healthcare Simulation for Me?

Our goal is to provide a scientific and educational foundation that prepares graduate-level students for transition into an enduring, productive educational and research-oriented career in simulation. This program is intended for individuals with prior training and/or experience in healthcare to provide a much broader foundation of education in simulation-based medical education (SBME) than currently exists in one format anywhere else locally, nationally or globally.

Applicants to the Medical and Healthcare Simulation program include students who may be the following:

  • Resident and fellow physicians
  • Physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners
  • Attending physicians
  • Individuals already employed in health sciences industry
  • Individuals looking to transition into a new career

What Skills Will I Learn?

While completing your Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation, you will learn several skills to help you in your career.

Through this program you will be able to:

  • Use simulation as a training and educational tool for others
  • Empower others to transfer what they've learned through training scenarios to the workplace to improve services and increase patient safety
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your teaching in simulation
  • Behave and communicate more effectively as part of a team, particularly in a crisis

News

2018 SAEM Simulation Academy Distinguished Educator Award Sharon Griswold, MD, MPH Receives 2018 SAEM Simulation Academy Distinguished Educator Award
Congratulations to Sharon Griswold, MD, MPH on receiving the 2018 SAEM Simulation Academy Distinguished Educator Award. Griswold is the founder and director of Drexel University's Master of Science in Medical & Healthcare Simulation program. She also holds the titles of associate dean of Graduate Medical Education and is the first woman in the history of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University to earn the rank of professor of emergency medicine. More...

Krystle Campbell, BS, MS - Class of 2017
Krystal Campbell recognized a passion for clinical simulation early in her career. She soon saw value for a formalized education in the field and decided to enroll in the MSMS program. "Drexel was the first choice due to its extensive coverage of the science through many different topics, including simulation administration and debriefing. Furthermore, I was extremely impressed by the number of national simulation experts that were professors," said Campbell. More...

Matthew Charnetski, BS, EMT-P, MS – Class of 2016
Matthew Charnetski, BS, EMT-P, MS is a 2016 graduate of Drexel University's MS in Medical & Healthcare Simulation Program (MSMS). Currently, he is the Director of Simulation Learning at New York Institute of Technology at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. After graduating the program, he took a position as faculty and Director of Medical Simulation at Nazarbayev University in Astana Kazakhstan. Both were opportunities that he couldn't have even imagined before going through Drexel's MSMS program. More...

Learn More About Medical and Healthcare Simulation at Drexel

For more information about the Medical and Healthcare Simulation program at Drexel University College of Medicine, we encourage you to explore the links below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at MSsim@drexelmed.edu.