Northwestern Simulation Open House April 6, 2017

CHICAGO -- Northwestern Simulation has trained thousands of healthcare professionals to a uniform standard of excellence use the latest simulation technology.

Northwestern Simulation welcomes hundreds of medical students, nurses, physician assistants, residents, attending physicians and industry partners every year.

"We know the possibilities are endless. Let’s transform medicine together."---Elizabeth Wylie, MHA, executive director of Northwestern Simulation, director of operations for the Department of Medical Education
Ellie O'Brien, research engineer for the Innovations Lab, displays some of the 3-D printed body parts that medical professionals can practice on.

(Left to right) Jeffrey Barsuk, MD, director of Simulation and Patient Safety; Elizabeth Wylie, executive director of Northwestern Simulation; and Walter J. Eppich, MD, MEd, director of Faculty Development, make a very effective team in innovation.

At Northwestern Simulation, we use exceptional simulation-based education to improve cognitive, technical and professional skills of healthcare providers. Our ultimate goal is to transform healthcare through education, innovation and scholarship. We emphasize respect, collaboration, safety, high-impact research and cost-effectiveness in all activities.

The Northwestern Simulation team is comprised of faculty and staff who are recognized internationally as experts in simulation, assessment and debriefing.

Visitors had a chance to try their surgical and critical care skills under the watchful direction of the Northwestern Simulation trainers.

David Salzman, ’05 MD, ’09 GME, MEd, director of Simulation for Undergraduate Medical Education (in scrubs), guides learners through a delivery simulation.

Our faculty members consistently use research-driven best practices to improve trainee skills, enhance long-term skill retention and positively impact clinical performance to improve patient outcomes. They offer expertise in a wide range of topics, including cognitive teaching and learning, determining the effects of bias and human behavior and appropriate medical decision-making.

The Simulation Open House provided a great opportunity to network.

Learn more about Northwestern Simulation by visiting our website.

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