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).
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.
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.
Students at the School of Medicine have two state-of-the-art simulation centers in which they can get hands-on clinical training: Saigh Foundation Pediatric Simulation Center and the Howard and Joyce Wood Simulation Center.
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.
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.”