Matt Charnetski, MSc, CHSOS
Director, Simulation-Based Education and Research
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Matthew Charnetski is the Director of Simulation-Based Education and Research at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Taking a wandering path to simulation he has spent significant time on every continent and gained professional experience in logistics, information technology, pre-hospital and inter-facility medicine, and finally arrived in healthcare simulation. Matthew is also pursuing a PhD in Health Professions Education at Maastricht University in The Netherlands. His primary research interests are in diversity and cultural considerations in simulation and the greater health professions education community.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Cultural competency is one of the main tenets of interprofessional education which is key to collaborative practice and cohesive health care service. Intrinsic to cultural competency and the broader concept of cultural safety is the recognition that cultural differences are not judged or defined by the dominant culture, an idea that is applicable to both culturally appropriate health care service and to multicultural and interprofessional education. With the globalization of the health care workforce, clinical teams have become increasingly diverse, yet there is no concrete guidance on…