M.S. in Medical / Health Care Simulation
The College of Osteopathic Medicine offers a 36-credit Master of Science in Medical / Health Care Simulation program.
This New York State approved graduate program has been preparing professionals for careers in the growing field of human patient simulation education since 2012. Patient simulation educators use Standardized Patients, mannequin-based simulations, and computer-based simulations to ensure patient safety in clinical settings, teach and assess professional skills at medical and nursing schools, hospitals, and medical licensing boards, and manage patient simulation programs.
Health Care Simulation

Graduates of the program will be prepared to:

  • Manage and direct patient simulation centers and patient safety programs
  • Develop simulation education courses and curricula
  • Develop programs designed to assure quality in clinical settings
  • Conduct and collaborate in innovative educational research.

Program highlights include:

  • Hybrid online courses offering weekly virtual synchronous contact with faculty
  • Self-directed learning projects
  • Hands-on course week long residential workshop courses to prepare learners to work with standardized / simulated patients and mannequin-based simulators
  • Faculty advisors who are national experts in the human patient simulation field.


Foundation Courses*
MSME 651 Health Care Simulation and Adult Learning
MSME 652 Teaching and Assessing Communication Skills
MSME 653 Standardized Patient Education
MSME 654 Educational Measurement
MSME 655 Patient Simulators and Simulation Education
MSME 656 Methodological Issues and Strategies in Simulation Research
MSME 657 Patient Safety Issues and Patient Simulations
Residential Workshop Courses
MSME 751 Standardized Patient Education Workshop
MSME 757 Mannequin-Based Simulation Workshop
Professional Development Courses*
MSME 752 Leadership and Management
MSME 658 Thesis Advisement
MSME 760 Practicum with Presentation and Defense of Thesis
* Online courses with synchronous contact with faculty
Complete the NYIT on-line application: nyit.edu/application
College of Osteopathic Medicine alumni are invited to apply to the program free of charge by using waiver code MHSFA14.
For more information about this program, please contact:
Anthony Errichetti, Ph.D.
Chief of Virtual Medicine
Professor, Department of Medical Education Director, Institute For Clinical Competence and MS in Medical / Health Care Simulation Program