Mental Skills Curriculum for Surgeons

Mental Skills Training for Surgeons

Seeking Project Coordinator for 3-year Research Project

I am pleased to announce that I have recently been contracted by the Carolinas Healthcare System (Charlotte, NC) to serve as a consultant for a landmark project, Development and Validation of a Simulation-Based Mental Skills Training Curriculum for Enhancement of Surgical Performance and Improved Patient Safety in the Operating Room. The goal of this project is to develop a novel, self-contained mental skills curriculum that will provide surgical residents with key performance-enhancement and stress-coping strategies to achieve superior performance during challenging clinical situations.  The project is funded by a three-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ).   The Principal Investigator of the project is Dimitrios Stefanidis MD, PhD, Medical Director of the Carolinas Simulation Center and renowned researcher in simulation training research.  I will serve as content expert and team leader for development of the Mental Skills Curriculum, which will consist of (a) seven self-paced, educational modules in video format, and (b) a participant workbook.  The grant includes funding for a Project Coordinator/Mental Skills Trainer who will  be responsible for executing the project under the direction of the research team, and will serve as the performance enhancement resource for participants, tailoring the concepts of the training modules for individual participants. The position has recently been posted by the Human Resources Department of the Carolinas Healthcare System, which will direct the selection process.

The Carolinas Healthcare System is an equal opportunity employer and invites application by all qualified interested parties.

Charlie Brown PhD
Director, Get Your Head In The Game

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