Who are we? We go by many names .....
Simulation Operation Specialist, Simulation Technology Specialist, Sim Tech, Stage Manager of Medical Theater, Jack of all Trades .... We are professional generalists that work behind the sim curtain ....
This community-based resource is committed to the professional development of individual sim techs as well as the development of the profession for all simulation operation specialists.
Development of the Profession
- An Informal History of the Profession
- Job Descriptions
- Professional Organizations
- IMSH 2018 (Proposed Workshop) - Leveraging Open Source Collaborative Content for Professional Development and Development of the Profession
- SimOPS 2017 - Growing as a Leader in Simulation Operations
Tools of the Trade
Background and "Just in Time" Reference Information
As the "stage managers of medical theaters", sim techs thrive on being in the middle of the venn diagram of healthcare, education, technology, and theater.
It's our job to get the technology out of the way of the educators, and to do so, we have to be comfortable in all these fields.
- Types of Simulation Based Education
- Structure of a Simulation Encounter
- Educational Theories behind Simulation Based Education
- Audio Video (AV) Systems
- Computers and Networks (Information Technology)
- Manikins and Part-Task Trainers
Professional Development Resources
Professional Certifications from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSiH)
- Certification of Healthcare Simulation Educators (CHSE)
- Certification of Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialists (CHSOS)
Formal Certification and Degree Programs
- University of Akron Associate Degree and dual certificate paths in Simulation Technology
- USF Masters of Science in Healthcare Simulation
- Drexel Masters in Medical and Healthcare Simulation
- Simulation Lessons, University of Washington 
- Clinical Playground (Eric Baumann) 
- Duke Sim Center 
- Games and Simulation in Healthcare 
- Healthy Simulation (Lance Bailey) 
- Mobile Sim 
- Patient Simulation 
- SimLog 
- SimSingularity (Jeff Taekman) 
About Behind the Sim Curtain
We use the the same software as Wikipedia (MediaWiki) and encourage Simulation Operation Specialists and Technicians to become active members of this community-driven resources.
- To become a contributor, click on "Create" in the upper right hand corner of this page
- To learn more about editing Mediawiki-based websites, ____
This is the second incarnation of Behind the Sim Curtain. The original incarnation of Behind the Sim Curtain was a Google Site that showcased a collection of tricks of the trade. That content has migrated to a new wiki called Open Source Sim http://www.opensourcesim.org.