Surgical Skills Lab Receives ACS Accreditation

The WUSM Institute for Surgical Education (WISE) – the surgical simulation center at Washington University – recently was accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Accredited Education Institute (AEI). The simulation center — located in the Clinical Sciences Research Building — is home to a number of training activities, including laparoscopic […]

David J. Murray, MD and Walter Boyle, MD, faculty members in the Department of Anesthesiology, were awarded an Agency for Health Quality and Research (AHRQ) grant entitled Critical Care Management: A Simulation-Based Assessment of Decision-Making Skills. Murray is the principal investigator of the three-year project that will provide a simulation methodology to assess critical care […]

Washington University Institute for Surgical Education (WISE)

The Washington University Institute for Surgical Education (WISE) Center was one of the first surgical skills labs in the country established to augment a general surgery residency program. The lab was established, in part, as a response to work-hour restrictions for residents, and the increasing complexity of surgical techniques. In addition, the surgical community, in […]

Saigh Pediatric Center Opens

From the Washington University Record, May 7, 2009 By Beth Miller Students at the School of Medicine have two new state-of-the-art simulation centers in which they can get hands-on clinical training. The Saigh Foundation Pediatric Simulation Center opened April 14 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and the Howard and Joyce Wood Simulation Center at the […]

Howard and Joyce Wood Simulation Center Dedicated

Although its training programs began months earlier, the Howard and Joyce Wood Simulation Center at Washington University School of Medicine was officially dedicated on Dec. 3, 2008, at a gala that drew many supporters, faculty and medical school administrators. The center was created to provide more opportunities for Washington University medical students, interns and residents […]

Murray Receives NIH-AHRQ Grant

Dr. David J. Murray, the Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Professor of Medicine and director of the Howard & Joyce Wood Center, received funding from the NIH/AHRQ for a three-year project entitled “Teamwork, Communication and Decision-Making: An Assessment Program Using Simulation.” The $900,000 award includes a multidisciplinary team of investigators. The co-investigators include faculty […]