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The Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) program is a unique, part-time, two-year program that is the first of its kind to offer advanced training in simulation teaching, curriculum design, and the fundamentals of simulation research in an interprofessional setting. Administered by the Division of Simulation, this degree program will prepare healthcare professions to further their academic career in healthcare simulation via quality, effective, simulation-based medical education, research, management, leadership and teamwork skills.

The innovative instructional approach consists of a blended curriculum of online coursework combined with three on-campus week-long immersive simulation practicums.

Is Medical and Healthcare Simulation for Me?

Our goal is to provide a scientific and educational foundation that prepares graduate-level students for transition into an enduring, productive educational and research-oriented career in simulation. This program is intended for individuals with prior training and/or experience in healthcare to provide a much broader foundation of education in simulation-based medical education (SBME) than currently exists in one format anywhere else locally, nationally or globally.

Applicants to the Medical and Healthcare Simulation program include students who may be the following:

  • Resident and fellow physicians
  • Physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners
  • Attending physicians
  • Individuals already employed in health sciences industry
  • Individuals looking to transition into a new career

What Skills Will I Learn?

While completing your Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation, you will learn several skills to help you in your career.

Through this program you will be able to:

  • Use simulation as a training and educational tool for others
  • Empower others to transfer what they've learned through training scenarios to the workplace to improve services and increase patient safety
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your teaching in simulation
  • Behave and communicate more effectively as part of a team, particularly in a crisis

In the News

"MSMS Student Elizabeth Horsley Earns Simulation Award"
Elizabeth Horsley, part of the inaugural group of students in the Drexel University Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program, has been awarded the SIM-one 2015 Sim Citizenship Award. Elizabeth is a simulation educator at Brock University's Nursing Program in Ontario, Canada. Read more.
(December 23, 2015)

"Drexel Med MS in Med Sim Inaugural Class Already Implementing Course Learning Into Their Programs"
Healthy Simulation blog (May 5, 2015)

Learn More About Medical and Healthcare Simulation at Drexel

For more information about the Medical and Healthcare Simulation program at Drexel University College of Medicine, we encourage you to explore the links below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

How to apply to the Medical and Healthcare Simulation program

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