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Can I utilize my institutional or organizational policies and procedures instead of creating additional policies and procedures for just the Program?
What do the fees include?
What is the duration of accreditation?
What is Systems Integration and can you provide an example?
Is there a minimum length of time a Program must be in existence before seeking accreditation?
What is a Strategic Plan?
Accreditation of the SSH accreditation process?
Is there a course or orientation we can take before applying?
How can the organization use the statement of accreditation?
In order to be considered for accreditation, does my Program have to be in a freestanding Center or facility?
What are the possible Accreditation decisions?
Our program would like to apply for accreditation in the area of Assessment, but at this time we only provide marketed courses such as ACLS and PALS. Are we eligible for Accreditation in Assessment?
Is SSH seeking to accredit simulation programs or only to approve/endorse their activities?
Concern was expressed about needing to provide budgets and financial support information.
What are the expectations for the qualifications of instructors/faculty? Is an advanced degree required or is experience a sufficient qualification? How will competency be demonstrated? Will we need to share the evaluations of our individual instructors and faculty?
Requiring a site visit is an expensive element of an accreditation program. Is it necessary that it is included in the processes?
What do we mean when we say “evidence-‐based” such as evidence-‐based educational materials?
My simulation Program is fairly new. Is it possible to be accredited when we have only limited experience as a Program or if we have plans for what we intend to do?
Is the accreditation designation time limited?
If my program wants to be accredited in only Education and Systems Integration and Patient Safety, is this possible?
In several places there are statements about “experts” and “qualified individuals.” How will these terms be operationalized in an objective and consistent manner?
Our program applied for accreditation and was found not to have met all of the standards/criteria for accreditation. When is the earliest I can reapply?
How do we reconcile accreditation by SSH with that of other bodies?
Can I pay in Euros?
Will all Programs -‐ large and small -‐ be able to afford accreditation if the fees are set to fully cover expenses? Will there be an adequate number of Reviewers to review Programs in a timely manner if there is a rapid uptake of SSH accreditation in the simulation community?
Concern was expressed that the process of accreditation would reward “insiders”.
How does the Accreditation Council develop and improve its standards and processes?
I note that there is not a specific requirement for the amount of dedicated time the Program Director must spend with the Program. How will SSH know what is “adequate?”
What is meant by prioritization of program utilization?
If my program was not granted accreditation, when can we reapply?
Our program is not in the United States: can we still apply?
Is there an appeal process if my program is denied accreditation?
How do we address the potential for accreditation requirements that conflict with current or future standards of other accrediting organizations?
If my Program wants to only seek accreditation for System-‐ Integration and Patient Safety, is that possible?
What is the expectation for “oversight” and how would a Program reconcile multiple departments using one facility?
I am from a program outside of the United States. Do application materials need to be submitted in English?
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