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Faculty Development — Minnesota

Comprehensive Faculty Development Course

2016-2017 dates

  • Sept. 12-14, 2016 (Rochester, Minnesota)
  • March 6-8, 2017 (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • May 8-10, 2017 (Rochester, Minnesota)

Course description

The Comprehensive Faculty Development Course is designed to develop simulation-based education instructors. Participants will learn the principles of simulation-based education, including course design and concepts, as well as debriefing strategies, through an interactive experience.

Intended audience

The course is designed for individuals taking responsibility for curriculum design, implementation and execution in an experiential learning-based setting. The course is limited to 12 participants.

Learning objectives

At the end of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe fundamental concepts of simulation-based education
  • Develop measurable performance objectives for experiential learning
  • Develop and facilitate simulation scenarios
  • Demonstrate effective debriefing strategies


The Comprehensive Faculty Development Course is held in the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, which is located on the main floor of the Stabile Building, 150 Third St. SW, Rochester, Minnesota. It is easily accessible by skyway and the pedestrian subway that connects Mayo Clinic to shops, restaurants and hotels.

The course begins at 8 a.m. on the first day and concludes in the afternoon on the final day.


The deadline to register is six weeks prior to the first day of the course offering. Space is limited to 12 participants.

To register, email Darcy R. Bulger or call 507-266-5072. Include this information in your registration request:

  • Name, position and title
  • Institution
  • Address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address

We limit the number of registrants for the course, which necessitates the closing of enrollment, so early registration is advised. A letter of confirmation is sent upon receipt of completed registration information.

Once registered, participants receive a confirmation letter and demographic questionnaire, which must be completed and returned. Participants also receive a list of recommended articles to be read prior to the course.

Due to the interactive nature of this course and to allow for electronically generated course content, each participant is required to bring a laptop to the course. The laptop should be Microsoft Word compatible. Wireless capability is preferred. If you cannot bring a laptop, let the simulation center representative know when you register, and we will accommodate you.


The registration fee for the three-day course is $2,100 through September 2016. After September, the price goes up to $2,500 and is payable by credit card or check.

Once registered — see above for registration information — participants receive an invoice from Mayo Clinic Non-Patient Revenue Services. The registration fee is to be paid two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Enrollment and cancellation policy

Attendance is expected at all portions of the three-day course. Due to the limited number of participant openings available, a waiting list is created when the maximum number of participants is reached. If you must cancel your reservation, we will refund your tuition, less a $50 administrative fee, upon written notification.

Course cancellation policy

The Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances or low enrollment. Cancellation due to low enrollment will be determined six weeks prior to the course, at which time the participants will be notified. It is recommended that you do not make flight or hotel reservations prior to the six-week timeframe.

Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center is not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses incurred by participants due to cancellations or postponements, including fees assessed by airline, travel or lodging agencies.


Rochester, Minnesota, is serviced by Rochester International Airport, which has multiple flights daily from Chicago, Minneapolis or Detroit via American Airlines and Delta Airlines. Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi and shuttle service. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic complex.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is also an option for participants coming to Rochester. It is located approximately 1.5 hours away, with frequent airport shuttle service available.


Review available options for hotels and lodging services.

Many hotels are connected by skyway and pedestrian subway to conference facilities, downtown shops and restaurants.


Parking is available in hotel, city, and Mayo Clinic patient and visitor ramps. Parking costs are not included in the registration fee. A map indicating the location of downtown parking facilities is sent with the registrant confirmation email.

  • July 25, 2016
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