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News from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Shea earns advanced designation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Tim Shea, Simulation Coordinator for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Simulation Center and Medical Operations Director of SIM-ND, has earned his Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist – Advanced (CHSOS-A) designation. The designation is granted by the international Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSiH).

Shea is among only 29 people in the world who currently hold this certification.

CHSOS-A certification is a portfolio-based certification for leaders in healthcare simulation operations. As the SSiH puts it, “CHSOS-A designees are leaders who impact and influence the field of healthcare simulation. These individuals have proven themselves to be advanced in their practice and serve as examples to others in the field, positioning themselves to serve as leaders, mentors, and advocates for simulation. Such professionals have the ability to critically self-reflect and set and achieve professional development goals. While highly skilled in developing and integrating individual simulation activities into the larger continuum of learning (e.g. curricula), the impact and influence of a CHSOS-A is felt beyond their local organization.”

“Tim is in an elite group of individuals,” said Dr. Jon Allen, Shea’s supervisor and Director of the SMHS Simulation Center. “His accomplishments in the SSiH nationally and internationally are commendable and he deserves this award for it.”