Mary Kay Smith, MSN, RN, CHSE
Dr. Smith serves as the Director of the accredited Learning and Assessment Center (LAC) where she previously held the position of Simulation Coordinator since 2004. Within these roles, she has integrated formative and summative assessment of student skills with innovative teaching methodologies such immersive clinical simulations, hybrid and virtual instruction. She has disseminated simulation knowledge at statewide, national, and international workshops and conferences and participated in multiple research initiatives related to simulation as a teaching strategy and interprofessional education. She completed her doctorate in higher education administration with research focused on the delivery of IPE simulation via social media. Dr. Smith serves on the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Accreditation Committee as Vice Chair, Interprofessional Education Committee and Directors’ Committee. She has been instrumental in the development of the American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center at the LAC and is an AHA Regional faculty for Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support in addition to QA Chair of the MI-OH ECC Committee . Her clinical expertise includes 19 years in the Emergency Department, 3 years in ICU/CCU, and 10 years in Clinical Education in combination with charge, supervision and management responsibilities in the institutional setting.
Dawn Schocken, MPH, PhD
Dawn M Schocken is Director of Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. She directs all experiential learning for UME at Morsani College of Medicine providing training and assessments for medical students, nursing students, physical therapy students, pharmacy students and athletic training students. Her particular areas of research interests include medical errors, assessments done with hybrid simulations, and integration of simulation into interprofessional education.