The Simulation Centers at Washington University School of Medicine are endorsed by the American Colleges of Surgeon and American Society of Anesthesiologists to provide the high quality of simulation training needed for anesthesiologists and specialists in training for surgery and other fields.

WISE Reopens

WISE Reopens

The WISE Center, which temporarily closed in response to COVID-19, reopened July 27.
Bringing WISE Home

Bringing WISE Home

Despite closing the WISE Center’s labs due to COVID-19, surgical training at the School of Medicine carries on.
Nurses Receive Robotics Training at WISE Lab

Nurses Receive Robotics Training at WISE Lab

In March, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Operating Room staff hosted their first Robotics OR Skills Day in the WISE Lab. This event was led by Abigail Cracchiolo, RN, BSN, Robotic Nurse Coordinator with industry support from Intuitive da Vinci Robot.
History of WISE

History of WISE

The history of simulation training at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis demonstrates the value of partnership, healthy growth in an innovative field and commitment to the medical school’s educational mission.

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).

Saigh Pediatric Center Opens

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.

Howard and Joyce Wood Simulation Center Dedicated

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.