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Simulation in Emergency Medicine

The University of Rochester Medical Center embraces the concept of simulation-based education as a way to improve patient care and patient safety through individual preparation and multidisciplinary team training.

Simulation in progress

We believe that …

  • Expertise is obtained through reflective practice.
  • Teamwork training enhances collaboration and effective communication.
  • Training to enhance the cognitive and psychomotor skills of individuals and teams is essential to providing safe and current patient care.
  • Research in simulation methodology and cognitive and technical skills acquisition is essential to establishing the best evidence for using this method to enhance learning.

Simulation programs at the University of Rochester Medical Center cross specialties, disciplines, and level of training. Everyone, from faculty and health care professionals with many years of experience to students in the early stages of their education have an opportunity to work individually or in small groups to practice their clinical, technical and teamwork skills.

The medical center supports several innovative in vivo (bedside) training programs giving physicians, nurses and other hospital staff the ability to care for simulated patients in the clinical setting. The Medical Center also houses several state-of-the-art simulation training suites, designed to approximate reality such that learners can participate in a virtual clinical encounter while concentrating their full attention on the training session.

Simulation-Based Training Makes a Difference

For more information or to find out how you can get involved, please contact:

Linda Spillane, M.D.
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry