Awards 🏆

The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm ET

Educator of the Year Award

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) members may apply for or nominate another member for the Society’s Educator of the Year Award. The deadline to nominate yourself or a colleague.

The SSH Educator of the Year Award is presented annually to a member whose work demonstrates exemplary innovation and excellence within simulation-based education and has had a significant impact on the field. 

In order to be considered for this award, the member (or member nominator in conjunction with the nominee) must submit:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Explanation of educational achievements during the past year that supports the nomination (Limit – 4000 characters, includes spaces)
  3. Two letters of recommendation (maximum 2 pages each, with no attachments) describing the nominee’s suitability for the SSH Educator of the Year Award.

Considerations for the award include exemplary contributions in ANY of the following areas:

  • Development of new or innovative simulation-based education curriculum
  • Delivery of new or innovative simulation-based educational activities
  • Integration of new or innovative simulation-based educational best practices
  • Dissemination of new or innovative resources and support of the larger simulation-based community
  • Demonstrated commitment to furthering scholarship in simulation-based education
  • Outstanding mentorship to developing simulation-based educators
  • Distinctive role in collaborative research
  • National/international involvement in the development of simulation-based educational programs with demonstrated ROI

A subcommittee of the SSH Education Committee will review and recommend up to three candidates for consideration to the SSH Board of Directors.  The SSH Board will make the final decision.  The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the Society, the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH).

Nominations for Educator of the Year should be submitted to kadams@ssih.org.


Operations Specialist of the Year

Eligibility: This award is limited to individuals who are currently active as a SimulationOperations Specialist (or equivalent job title). Minimum of two (2) years experience as a Simulation Operations Specialist. An active member of the Simulation Operations and Technology Section (SOTS). Award winners from the previous year(s) are ineligible.

Recipients of this award will have demonstrated their excellence as Simulation Operations Specialists consistently, over a minimum period of two (2) years. They have made demonstrable contributions to the field of Healthcare Simulation Operations.

Criteria:

  1. Functions beyond / expands the scope of his / her position.
  2. Demonstrated superior simulation-based education support through initiative and creativity. Completed through any of the following:
    • Significantly improves a work process or system
    • Increased the technical efficiency of an operation or department
    • Contributes to the mission and vision of SSH and his/her organization.
  3. Actively promotes the profession of Simulation Operations Specialist through:
    • Serving as faculty for presentations, webinars, and workshops.
    •  Serving on professional committees and workgroups.
    • Advocacy at the local, regional, national, or international level,
    • Develops mentoring relationships with junior Operations Specialists.
    • Other related activities.
  4. Demonstrated record of professional development and advanced training.

Nominations for Operations Specialist of the Year should be submitted to agrossman@ssih.org.


Researcher of the Year Award

Society for Simulation in Healthcare members may apply for or nominate another member for the Society’s Researcher of the Year Award

The SSH Researcher of the Year Award is presented annually to a member whose work demonstrates excellence in simulation-based research and a significant impact on the field. 

In order to be considered for this award, the member (or member nominator in conjunction with the nominee) must submit:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Two letters of recommendation (maximum 2 pages each, with no attachments) describing the nominee’s fitness for the SSH Researcher of the Year Award.

Considerations for the award are:

  • Quality, quantity, and impact of published simulation research
  • A sustained national or international reputation as an independent investigator and major contributor in advancing the field of healthcare simulation
  • Exceptional scholarship including first or senior authorship on significant simulation research publications
  • Distinctive role in collaborative research
  • Service as a simulation science reviewer for journals or peer-reviewed grants
  • Record of extramural funding
  • Mentor to trainees in simulation-based studies

A subcommittee of the SSH Research Committee reviews and recommends to the SSH Board of Directors up to 3 candidates for consideration; the Board makes a final decision. The award is presented at the annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare.

Nominations for Researcher of the Year should be submitted to kgadlage@ssih.org.


The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm ET

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