The Role of Simulation in Health Human Resources: A Conversation with Tim Willett, President & CEO of Simulation Canada

Published on March 16, 2023


In Episode 30 of The HQ Podcast, Dr. Tim Willett, President & CEO of Simulation Canada, joins us to discuss the role of simulation in addressing critical healthcare human resource challenges. Throughout our conversation, Dr. Willett shares how simulation can improve the supply of healthcare professionals, prepare new hires for their roles, and support the health and wellness of our current health workforce. 

Tune in as we explore the numerous opportunities that the emerging and rapidly evolving field of simulation-based education has to offer, including its ability to reduce training costs, improve quality, safety, and health outcomes, and prepare healthcare professionals for future global health threats. 


About Dr. Timothy Willett, MD, MMEd
President & CEO | Simulation Canada

Dr. Timothy Willett is Simulation Canada’s President & CEO (from 2016) and was previously the inaugural Director of Research & Development. Tim has been working at the intersection of healthcare education, technology and leadership since 2005. He is passionate about the transformational (and overdue) value simulation is bringing to the healthcare education and delivery sectors. As President & CEO, Tim is responsible for the leadership and day-to-day operations. He is honoured to be part of this small but mighty team and the network’s passionate nation-wide community. Tim received his MD from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Medical Education from the University of Dundee, Scotland. He has served as a curriculum developer and educational researcher for the University of Ottawa, CRI Critical Care Education Network, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He has served on the Executive Committee and as Co-Chair of the Competency Working Group of the MedBiquitous Consortium.

Tim is privileged to live on the land of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people, in the territory covered by the Rideau Purchase (Treaties 27 and 27-1/4), where he endeavours to teach his 3 children about stewardship of the land.


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