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CMHS Simulation Specialist is the First from the UAE to Receive CHSOS-A™ Title

April 18, 2021

Abi Sayid Mohammed, Simulation Specialist of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, has earned the International Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist-Advanced (CHSOS-A) credential, given by the Society of Simulation in Healthcare, the largest healthcare simulation organization in the world with its purpose to serve a global community of practice to enhance the quality of healthcare.


The comprehensive CHSOS-A™ credential is a portfolio-based certification for those in healthcare simulation operations. It covers the design, delivery, and technological and operational simulation principles. It also covers the leadership and demonstrated impact of simulation professionals on the field to meet the needs of healthcare learners at all levels. 


Mohammed submitted a portfolio that validated his advanced performance as an operations specialist in the healthcare simulation field, which was peer-reviewed against established standards of performance. 


Since March 2021, only 25 individuals from four countries have earned the CHSOS-A™ credential. Mohammed now joins this elite group as the first and only candidate from the United Arab Emirates to achieve the title.


Mohammed said, “It is an honor to be recognized and to be in the company of other 24 distinguished simulation specialists from around the world.”


Dr. John Rock, Founding Dean of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, commented, “I congratulate Abi Sayid Mohammed on his earning the Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist-Advanced (CHSOS-A) credential. This is an important recognition of excellence in simulation operations.”


Ara Maj Cruz
Creative Writer
18 April 2021