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Upcoming Webinars:  DOCS Virtual Learning Series

For virtual showcase questions:  email Lisa Bernstein.  After each offering, session content and recordings will be posted to the DOCS website members area.

Recent Webinars:

September 8th, 2023, 12pm - 1:15pm Eastern​

Zoom-side Chat:  "Great Minds Think Alike - Exploring Partner Organizations of Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) and The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)"  


ASPE Guest Speaker:  Shawn Galin, PhD, 2023 ASPE President

Discussion Points:

1.  Importance of establishing a working collaboration between directors of clinical skill courses and SP Center staff. This ensures adherence to best practices in case development, creating assessment instruments, and event design, etc.

2.  Understanding the importance of the Association of SP Educators published Standards of Best Practice (SOBPs) when integrating SP methodology within a curriculum.

3.  Scholarly opportunities when working with SP-based clinical skill curricula. Highlight curricular innovations and advancements when using SPs (publications, presentations at DOCS and ASPE conferences).


ASPE Website:

SSH Guest Speakers:  Jayne Smitten, PhD, MEd, CHSE-A, FSSH, 2023 President, and Haru Okuda MD, FACEP, FSSH, 2023 Immediate Past President

Discussion Points:

1.  Weaving innovations (emerging technologies; extended/mixed/virtual reality; artificial intelligence) that continue to ‘disrupt’ but with potential to facilitate our clinical skill teaching and learning;

2.  Emphasizing Credentialing and Accreditation Standards of Best Practice for our continued efforts towards quality, safe clinical practice and ultimately improved patient outcomes; (Inclusion of INACSL Standards of Best Practice and ASPE Standards of Best Practice (SOBPs) with the integration of SP methodology); 

3.  Establishing clinical simulation funding momentum (i.e.: SSH Development Fund) to further research, innovation and scholarship dedicated towards healthcare simulation change and growth (potential collaborative impact for DOCS, SSH, etc.- affecting change in all diverse areas of clinical simulation!).


SSH Website:

DOCS members can access the session recording and materials by logging onto the Members area of the DOCS website.



May 5th, 2023, 12pm Eastern​

Zoom-side Chat:  Student Professional Identity Formation and “Physicianship"  


Presenter:  Wendy Madigosky, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Session overview:  In this session, Dr. Madigosky, who has overseen student professionalism committees since 2006, explores the significant shift in the types and extent of professionalism challenges that have arisen with our student populations and help us consider what types of additional resources and support might be needed at our institutions.

DOCS members can access the session recording and materials by logging onto the Members area of the DOCS website.

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