Orienting a new hire is always a challenge. With the varying topics required to be an SOS, where do you even start? How do you do this while maintaining operations? It's not as difficult as you would think as long as you plan ahead. 


Take a listen and don't forget to send in your questions and comments!


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Will and I have been so busy, that a little time has passed us by.... BUT WE ARE BACK!


This week we invited Deb Tauber to talk about her Sim podcast, "The Sim Cafe" as well as her company "Innovative Sim Solutions"



What she is mainly here to talk about is the difficult topic of End of Life situations and how to do a simulation to educate and prepare providers for this eventual situation we all go through. She has experience with both the situation and running simulations so we are so glad she was able to come in and talk with us. Give it a listen and let us know what you think with comments both here and on any of our social media profiles. 

As always, thank you for listening. 


The SimGeeks Podcast

Episode 23 has another great guest Jared Kutzin on the podcast. 

We were fortunate enough to travel to SimOps 2021 in Tampa, FL where I was able to take a class on Educational Fundamentals & Concepts from Jared and instantly knew we needed to interview him. In this episode, we go over a few of these and understand why everyone needs a basic understanding of them in our industry. 

Take a listen, you will be glad you did!

-David S. 

Recorded LIVE onsite with masks on, at IMSH 2022 in Los Angeles, CA

We were honored to get time to sit down and talk with Dr. Haru Okuda. D. Okuda is an Emergency Medicine Physician, the Executive Director of USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Development (CAMLS) Simulation Center.

He also hosts his own podcast:


That you should definitely be listening to! At the time of the recording, Dr. Okuda was just days away from taking his term of office as the President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). We had another topic ready to talk about but thought it was more timely o talk about his hopes and plans for the upcoming year. That just means he will have to come back for the original episode we planned for him!

Thank you for all your support. 


Will & David

In this episode, Will & David have a chat with Dr. Penni Watts and a return guest, Matt Charnetski. They were both part of the team that worked on the new version of the INACSL standards. These standards are ever-evolving and a crucial part of any successful simulation program. So sit back and take a listen to our guests talk about the Swiss army knife of tools to help you make the most out of your simulation program. -David S.

In this episode, we were fortunate enough to interview the newest board member for SimGhosts at the SimGhosts event at the Parkview Mirro Simulation Center in Ft. Wayne, IN.


We talk about Parkview's wildly successful mobile simulation program. How they got started and how they use it. Take a listen and see an exclusive video of the mobile lab.

This episode is one that I have wanted to do for a long time and Will was initially against it. So here is the disclaimer, if you are mad, it's David's Fault. We realize that there are a bunch of different names of our lovely fans out there, but there has been a huge argument in terminology. Even the day we recorded this episode, Dr. Scott Crawford let me know the reasons and the history of the name HSTS "Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist" and the story is fascinating! But we will leave that for a future episode. When I started in Simulation, and for the first 8.5 years I was officially a "Simtech". So when any other term was thrown at me it was so foreign. I have come to terms with the difference and invited a good friend Matthew Charnetski to chat with us about the topic. We filmed this at SimOps 2021 in Phillip Wortham's office, thank you Phil. We have been wanting to get Matt on for an episode because we knew it would be a great time. We were not disappointed, he will be back. So sit back and take a listen, let us know what you think. Love it, hate it, don't understand it, either way, give us a comment and let us know what you think. -David

In this episode, we welcome back our very first guest, Phillip Wortham to the podcast. This episode was recorded live and in-person from SimOps 2021 in Phil's office! We were at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, or CALMS for short, in beautiful Tampa, FL. It was the very first time your two hosts have been able to record an episode together. We shot video for the episode, and it's posted on our YouTube channel, but the main camera's video file corrupted. Instead of seeing us, you get the benefit of seeing some great video of the facility, and SimOps 2021, and the wonderful vendors. I obviously have a lot more to learn about recording video. The light behind the vendors was murder on the white balance!


Mr. Wortham is among other things a site reviewer for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare's sim center accreditation program. Accreditation is something many simulation centers aspire to achieve but it's a daunting task. Sometimes it is such a large task that some centers do not follow through, or do not even know where to begin. Here as the SimGeek's Podcast, we focus on taking those things that seem hard to do and show you have to approach them. From there We give you resources to follow through, and that is what we do in this episode. So kick back and listen to us talk about accreditation with Phil. It's not that difficult, let's show you. 


For further information on Accreditation go to: https://www.ssih.org/Credentialing/Accreditation


Remmeber, if you like the podcast, follow, like, and leave us some comments and even a review if you want to. Don't forget to follow the YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/simgeekspodcast

This is a re-Broadcast of the panel session discussing development and opportunities for the simulation operations and technology community. The panel comprised of Dr. Scott Crawford, Dr. Suzan Kardong-Edgren, and Dr. Andrew Spain. and was live-streamed out for free from the event on behalf of the SimGhosts organization. The Video to this is available on the SimGeeks Podcast Youtube channel as well. 

We hope you enjoy this as much as we did.  

Welcome to Episode 16

In this episode, we talk about the importance of networking and reaching past the walls of your simulation center. We are a tight-knit community and love to listen to your problems and help you find solutions. So sit back and take a listen. As always, subscribe, like, and leave us a review. Thank You for listening!


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