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Dr. Toshiko Uchida teaching a group of medical student’s in Northwestern Simulation’s Clinical Skills area.

What's happening at Northwestern Simulation? 

The 7th Annual Medical Education Day
The day-long celebration welcomed 34 new Feinberg educator's into the Feinberg Academy of Medical Education and highlighted Northwestern faculty’s 2017 accomplishments in medical education.

Northwestern Simulation Collaboration
Frontline caregivers practiced breaking difficult news to simulated patients at an innovative, new multi-site training session which was broadcast from Northwestern Simulation.

Transforming Medical Education as Translational Science 
At the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) seminar series, Northwestern Simulation faculty member, William McGaghie, PhD, shared his perspective on the role of medical education in translational science.

Spotlight on Simulation All Stars

A question and answer series with our team

Ezra N Teitelbaum, MD, MEd

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Gastrointestinal) 
Department of Surgery

What do you enjoy about teaching / mentoring in the simulation lab? 
From a surgical perspective, teaching in the simulation lab is great because all the opportunities for learning exist without any of the very real consequences that are present when taking care of patients. This allows residents and other learners the opportunity to try new techniques and make mistakes in a stress-free and safe environment. In the simulation lab residents can be granted autonomy to perform procedures that they may have had little or no exposure to previously. Initial simulator-based training in turn makes it safer for patients when the same residents assist during these operations “in real life”.

How does your work advance simulation training and education?
Partnered with Dr. Hungness and others at Northwestern Simulation, we are working to translate the groundbreaking work that has been done using mastery learning curricula for bedside procedures to training for more complex surgical operations. This involves teaching not only physical skills and techniques, but also intraoperative decision-making, avoidance of complications, and teamwork between surgeons and OR nurses.

Link to full interview here...

Recent Events at Northwestern Simulation 

Keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Medical Education Day, James Woolliscroft, MD, Professor of Medicine and Dean Emeritus at the University of Michigan Medical School, reflects on a career of medical education research and academic leadership. 

Photo credit to Northwestern Simulation Instructional Design & Development Team. 


Upcoming events at Northwestern Simulation and the Department of Medical Education

Designing and Implementing Simulation-Based Mastery Learning Curricula
Simulation Annual Conference
November 13-17, 2017
More information here

TIME Lecture
Today's Innovations in Medical Education
November 21, 2017 
More information here 

** Save The Date**
Northwestern Simulation Open House

Details to follow
March 22, 2018

Friends of Northwestern Simulation

A new program designed to help financially support the mission and vision of the Northwestern Simulation.

We urge interested friends to invest in the future of medical education and patient care by making an outright or planned gift in support of Northwestern Simulation. Thank you for your consideration.

To learn more or donate, click here

For additional information about supporting Northwestern Simulation contact:

Sue Clausen


What people are saying about Northwestern Simulaton

“I found the SPs to be extremely helpful at making me feel comfortable examining a patient.”

 - Feinberg Student,
feedback survey Fall 2017


“Breaking bad news CEC sessions were extremely effective. I appreciated the four unique cases and SPs’ reactions to bad news.”

- Northwestern Simulation course participant, Fall 2017



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