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We recognize that in order for an advanced degree program to work for you, it needs to work with you – taking into account that you're working and balancing different priorities. That's why our programs – taken completely online – focus on relevant, current, interprofessional healthcare and education topics.

The 61 quarter hour Doctor of Science (DSc) program emphasizes gaining simulation-based education skills, giving you the knowledge to teach both clinical and teamwork skills in a controlled environment. The DSc culminates in either a traditional dissertation OR a simulation education research project suitable for publication or presentation in a peer-reviewed environment.

As a national leader in interprofessional education, we welcome the responsibility of meeting these needs and providing team-based education for our students.

Focus on Simulation in Health Professions Education

Healthcare educators are using simulation-based learning techniques more than ever, to both educate entry-level students and provide in-service for providers who are currently practicing.

Simulation-based education is an effective teaching method for both hands-on clinical skills and soft skills, such as interprofessional teamwork and communication. It provides the opportunity to create learning environments for students to learn and practice medical procedures, and acquire appropriate team-based collaboration and communication skills in safe environments without the risk of harm to actual patients. Such environments may incorporate interactions with standardized patients as well as activities in skills laboratories with advanced human patient simulators.

A specialized set of skills is required to design and evaluate these types of activities, and to manage this type of facility and the technology used within. As research emerges related to simulation-based education and programmatic accreditation in healthcare simulation education recently entered the landscape, those who want to participate are looking for doctoral preparation. As a university that is recognized as a leader in interprofessional healthcare education, we feel the responsibility to address this need as well.

Our simulation education course descriptions provide a wealth of information on our program. We welcome the opportunity to address any questions you may have; you can reach us at or call 847-578-8789.

Department of Healthcare Simulation

The Department of Healthcare Simulation provides simulation-based learning activities to help students master their clinical skills, preparing them to provide safe and effective patient care of the highest quality.

SSH Society for Simulation in Healthcare Accredited Program Assessment and Teaching/EducationThe Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) recognizes the Department of Healthcare Simulation at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science as an accredited simulation program and national leader in simulation training and assessment. In addition to full accreditation, the Department of Healthcare Simulation has received further accreditation in the areas of Teaching/Education and Assessment.